IFC Films

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IFC Films is the film unit of American television channel IFC, who at the time of the studio's founding was known as Independent Film Channel. The studio was originally formed by Rainbow Media, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. On July 1, 2011, Rainbow Media was spun-off to become AMC Networks Inc. While the studio released its first films in 2000 and 2001, they did not use a logo until the release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

1st Logo (April 19, 2002-March 27, 2020)

Logo: On a black background, several lights turn on and spin around in the left-center of the screen. The lights eventually pool together to reveal the 2001 IFC logo, which consists of the bold text "IFC" with part of the top of "I" cut out, next to "Films". The lights flash all over the screen, then move to the right and disappear slowly.

Trivia: In 2010, IFC redesigned their logo, although this logo remains in use with no changes.

Technique: Simple, yet effective CGI.

Music/Sounds: A gritty series of guitar notes (which is based on the 2001 IFC Originals logo), played alongside film projector noises.

Availability: Common. Seen on every film from the company from the period starting with My Big Fat Greek Wedding and ending with Resistance. Also seen on the 2002 MGM DVD release of Spring Forward, the company's first film, which was originally produced in 1999 and released in 2000.

2nd Logo (April 24, 2020-)

Logo: On a black background, a light blue filmstrip scrolls upwards and stops after a few seconds. It slides to the right and reveals "IFC". It zooms out and reveals "Films" sitting next to said letters.

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as the last logo.

Availability: Current, debuted on True History of the Kelly Gang and was later seen on their recent films such as How to Build a Girl and Werewolves Within. Some of them are preserved on home media by The Criterion Collection such as Farewell Amor on its Blu-ray release.

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