Film Finance Corporation Australia

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Oz_Paramount and EnormousRat

Background

Film Finance Corporation (otherwise known as FFC Australia) was an Australian Government department which helped finance Australian film and television production. It was one of three companies merged to form Screen Australia in 2008. They had no proper animated logo until 2006, and earlier productions just used an in-credit one in the credits.

1st Logo (April 4, 1989-1999)

Logo: An in-credit logo which includes the copyright information and the company name "Australian Film Finance Corporation". The logo shows three folded filmstrips joined together which form "FFC".

Technique: None.

Variant: On Delinquents, there is an announcer "Made with the participation of" and the full name is used.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Appears in the closing credits of numerous movies and TV shows, sometimes fades in after they end.


2nd Logo (2000-2003)

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Logo: We see "financed in association with" disclaimer above the two-section box. Part of the box is taken by connected FFC letters, second "F" being gray. Other part have the name in three lines.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Appeared on many films, such as Chopper and Crackerjack. Seen on Cybergirl and the third season of Thunderstone.


3rd Logo (2003-2008)

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Logo: A still predecessor to the 4th logo, with ffc drawn to the left in red, and "australia" in white.

Variant: Sometimes, ffc is in white just like the rest of the logo.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Appeared before the animated logo was introduced and continued to pop up in closing credits. Examples include Gettin' Square and Somersault.


4th Logo (2006-2009)

Logo: On a background resembling nightfall in the Australian outback, we see embers rise up from the screen. Lightworks create a rope-patterned figure hanging mid-air. Sparks and embers fall down in the process, and we see more ropes appearing. A blurry figure comes into focus, which reads "ffc" with "australia" on the bottom right of the logo. The logo is still being drawn when revealed.

Variant: A short version is much more common. It starts from the final embers before the FFC is shown.

Technique: The whole animation: embers and lightworks.

Music/Sounds: First the sounds of grasshoppers which then turns into a soft Indigenous Australian tribal tune

Availability: The full version of the logo is very rare and was seen only on The Black Balloon. Short version was used on movies by FFC between 2006 and 2009. Examples include Kokoda and Daybreakers. It had a short life span and was replaced with the plain Screen Australia logo in 2009.

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