Filmways Distribution

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Filmways Australasian Distributors Pty. Ltd. was a film distributor that focused on releasing foreign and independent films from the late 1970s to early 1980s. They have no affiliation with the American company of the same name.

(1971-Early '80s)

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Logo: A filmstrip containing the letter "f" in stained glass, along with "ilmways" seen in a different font in italics, which is on the side of the filmstrip and is also on stained glass, is seen on a black background, with the filmstrip appearing to be shining light. "Released by" is on the top of "ilmways" and on the bottom is "Australasian Distributors Pty, Ltd". "PARIS - MELBOURNE - LONDON - NEW YORK",all appear on the bottom, each location having a respective color before having their colors fade to white. After everything is in place, everything disappears except for the company name, which is in white on a black background. The logo zooms back and fades out.

Technique: The shining light, and the fading.

Music/Sounds: A bluesy jazz piano theme.

Availability: Seen only on films from the company and maybe seen on Filmways Home Video tapes. One of these films include The Superbug Rally.


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Logo: Same as the home video logo of the time, except instead of the "Home Video" text, the phrase "Australasian Distributors" appears along with a drawing of Australia (in white) to its left.

Technique: Same as the home video logo.

Music/Sounds: Same as the home video logo.

Availability: Seen on theatrical prints of films released by/through Filmways in Australia (and possibly also New Zealand) during the mid-1980s.

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