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 1999 and 2001, they did not use a logo until the release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
(April 19, 2002-)
Nickname: IFC Projector
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' (In 2010, IFC redesigned their logo, although this logo remains in use with no changes). The lights flash all over the screen, then move to the right and disappear slowly.
FX/SFX: The lights forming the logo.
Music/Sounds: A gritty series of guitar notes, played alongside film projector noises.
Availability: Common. Seen on every film from the company starting with My Big Fat Greek Wedding. 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.
Scare Factor: Minimal.