Independent Film Channel 2000 IFC (Canada) logo Independent Film Channel (IFC) logo IFC Logo
1994–2001 2001–2010 2010–2014 2014–present

The Independent Film Channel


Independent Film Channel 2000

The channel debuted on September 1, 1994, under the ownership of Rainbow Media, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation; IFC originated as a spin-off of then-sibling channel Bravo, which focused at that time on a wider variety of programming than IFC, including arts-related programming. The Independent Film Channel originally operated as a commercial-free service, with films being shown without interruption. The first logo of The Independent Film Channel was created by Brian Dieck of newly formed The Diecks Group.



IFC (Canada) logo

In 2001, Independent Film Channel unveiled a new logo, while being renamed IFC, but the legal name remained as "Independent Film Channel" until 2014. This logo is still being used by its Canadian and its movie counterparts.


Independent Film Channel (IFC) logo

In March 2010, IFC slightly refocused itself from a channel focusing on independent films to include more comedy programming. This restructuring strategy also included a new bolder logo (with the notch on the "I" removed) and the slogan "Always on. Slightly off." The new look was created by Feel Good Anyway of Portland, Oregon.


IFC Logo

On May 1, 2014, Independent Film Channel's name was legally changed to IFC, which is the current on-screen name.

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