El Niño Films

From Audiovisual Identity Database


El Niño Films was a softcore film company that made films from 1983 to 2005.

1st Logo (1983-Late 1990s)


Logo: On a black background, we see a child carrying a reel of film moving upward to the center, then the red cursive text "El Niño" draws in . The extra line of the "ñ" later attaches to the reel to represent the film. The word "FILMS", below "Niño", wipes in from top to bottom.

Technique: The child and reel appearing upward, the writing and crawling.

Music/Sounds: A Moog synthesizer is heard at the beginning. It stops when the child and film are revealed, accompanied by weird laser and/or film projector sounds when the company name reveals.

Availability: Extremely rare. You can find this logo on Filipino adult films from the 1980s and 1990s including Bukas.

2nd Logo (Late 1990's-2005)


Logo: On a starry background, the orange words "EL NIÑO" with the same child carrying a filmreel from before between these words, fade in. The word "films" is seen below. After some seconds, the logo fades out, and "Presents", in cyan fades in.


  • The most common version is where the logo is shown without the 2nd half (the "Presents" part). This is called as the short version of the logo. In some films, like Kasibulan and Pagsaluhan, the short variant is used, but the kid only fades out.
  • On Shangten Films releases, the long version is used, but after "Presents" fades out, the Shangten Films logo proceeds on the same starry background.
  • A dark variant also exists.

Technique: The fading for the original version.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie. For the short variant (and other films with Shangten), some ascending/descending wind chimes, which may be accompanied by the opening theme.

Availability: Scarce. It can be seen on some Filipino adult movies like Malikot Ang Agos. The version without Presents is shown on Lollipop, Sagad and Pagsaluhan, and possibly other films. The Shangten Films variant is known to appear in Bukas May Ligaya and Heto Ako, Lalaki. Most films are distributed by Regal Home Video or VIVA Video.

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