CIFESA (Spain)

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Logo descriptions by naxo-ole

Editions by mr3urious

Background: CIFESA (which stands for Compañía Industrial del Filme Español S.A.) was a film studio founded in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain in 1932 by Vicente Trenor. At the beginning, CIFESA exclusively distributed material from Columbia Pictures. During the 1940s, it was the leading film studio during the Golden Age of Spanish Cinema. It closed down in 1965, after 4 years of inactivity.

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1st Logo

(1932-1961?)

Nicknames: "The Great Lighthouse I", "The Illuminated Ship"

Logo: On a black background with moving clouds, we see the front end of a ship or lighthouse situated in front of a sun with little concentric circles and in between two lightning bolts. Also behind the ship is a triangular shape. Below that is "CIFESA" in a blocky font between two horizontal lines, the top line in a zigzag pattern. "presenta" is written below in script.

Variant: There exists a variant on a cloudless background.

FX/SFX: The moving clouds.

Music/Sounds: A horn fanfare that is part of the national anthem of Valencia (composed for the 1909 Valencia Regional Exposition). There are different arrangements of this tune.

Availability: In some films like La Verbena de la Paloma or Eloísa está debajo de un almendro.

Editor's Note: None.

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2nd Logo

(1941)

Nicknames: "The Great Lighthouse II"

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: The sun rising, and the texts appearing.

Music/Sounds: See 1st Logo.

Availability: It's been seen in Porque te vi llorar

Editor's Note: None.

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