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Encyclopedia > Independent Film Channel
Independent Film Channel
Launched September 1, 1994
Owned by Rainbow Media
Slogan tv, uncut
Sister channel(s) AMC, WE
Website IFC.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 550
Dish Network Channel 131
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 385
Comcast Channels May Vary
Time Warner Cable Channels May Vary
Charter Channels May Vary
Cox Cable Channels May Vary
Cablevision Channel 83

The Independent Film Channel (IFC), launched on September 1, 1994, is a premium American digital cable channel dedicated to presenting independent films, unedited and commercial-free. It also features documentaries, award shows, and other programs related to independent film. It is owned by Rainbow Media. IFC's promotional slogan is "IFC - tv, uncut.". The channel recently unveiled a new slogan, "IFC - movies, uncut.". IFC's website now has the slogan "always, uncut."; it is currently unknown if either of these others slogans will become permanent. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Rainbow Media, a subsidiary of Cablevision, is an entertainment company in the United States that owns the cable channels aMC, WE, fuse, Independent Film Channel, and several others. ... AMC is a cable television network that primarily airs movies. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Verizon Communications, Inc. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company[1] and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, HDTV, cable telephone, DVR, and broadband services over 6. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ... Category for awards presented within the television industry. ... Rainbow Media, a subsidiary of Cablevision, is an entertainment company in the United States that owns the cable channels aMC, WE, fuse, Independent Film Channel, and several others. ...


It features more obscure foreign and independent films than its competitor, Sundance Channel. IFC also has theme months, in which movies that share a genre get heavy rotation. June 2005 was "Pulp Indie" month, each October is "Indie Screams" month (independent horror films), One month in 2006 there was a "gay cinema" theme month etc. Every Friday at midnight IFC has a feature titled "IFC Grindhouse". During this feature, a film (sometimes two), typically those with an exploitation flair or those that may have been played in grindhouse theaters in the '70s and '80s, are aired. Typically, IFC precedes these films with a "warning," that plays up the exploitation elements of the film about be shown in the form of a false appeal to the viewer to please NOT watch the movie about to be shown. The "warning" typically includes cautions such as claiming the film has no redeeming value, those with heart conditions should not watch, and the curtains and blinds should be drawn to prevent being sued by people who might look into your windows and catch sight of the horrific material about to air on your television screen. Films that have aired during "IFC Grindhouse" include Ginger Snaps, Reservoir Dogs, Creepshow, Graveyard Of Honor (1975), Polyester, Quiet Cool, and Tapeheads, to name a few. Sundance Channel logo used from 1996 to 2002. ... Exploitation is the name given to genre of films, extant since the earliest days of moviemaking, but popularized in the 1970s. ... Ginger Snaps poster. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... Creepshow is a classic 1982 anthology horror movie directed by George A. Romero (of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead fame), and written by Stephen King (The Shining, Misery, The Stand). ... Graveyard of Honor (仁義の墓場 Jingi no hakaba) is a yakuza film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. ... Polyester is a 1981 John Waters film starring Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, and Mink Stole. ... Tapeheads is a 1988 comedy film directed by Bill Fishman. ...


In 2006, IFC launched two original programs: The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman and The Business. Season Two of both shows premiered back to back in August 2007. The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman is an American comedy television series written, executive produced and starring Laura Kightlinger. ... The Business may mean: The Business, a British Sunday broadsheet newspaper The Business, a novel The Business, a band The Business, a term describing something that is excellent, or well-done. ... August 2007 is the eighth month of that year. ...


On June 17, 2005 IFC opened IFC Center, a movie theater for independent film fans in New York. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... IFC Center in New York Formerly The Waverly Theater, IFC Center is a brand new haven for fans of independent film in New York. ...

Contents

Web/TV integrated programming

IFC Media Lab at medialab.ifc.com provides filmmakers a destination for posting their independent films online, offers viewers the chance to watch and vote on those films, and places the top, viewer-ranked films on IFC Television’s air in a national broadcast and beyond.


Getting Away With Murder is a dark comic web series that began running on the IFC.com on May 13th, 2007, it is IFC’s first-ever exclusive web series.


Original documentaries in 2007

  • This Film Is Not Yet Rated: a controversial expose on the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) ratings system.
  • The Bridge: a provocative, unflinching account of the suicides at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Indie Sex: an IFC Television documentary mini-series by award-winning filmmakers Lisa Ades and Lesli Klainberg that explores the controversial, titillating and complicated topic of sex in cinema.
  • Darkon: , the real-life adventures of an unusual group of weekend "warrior knights," fantasy role-playing gamers whose live action "battleground" is modern-day Baltimore, Maryland, re-imagined as a make-believe medieval world named Darkon (premiering November 2007).
  • Does Your Soul Have a Cold: a look into the impact of exporting American definitions of depression and the use of antidepressants to the ancient culture of Japan in the last five years (premiering October 2007).

Programming

Series airing on IFC Television in 2007 include:

See also

IFC Films is an American film distribution company based in New York, owned by the Independent Film Channel. ... IFC Center in New York Formerly The Waverly Theater, IFC Center is a brand new haven for fans of independent film in New York. ... IFC is a Canadian category 1 digital cable television channel which features dramatic and comedic films, documentaries, and television series about the film making process and the world of film-makers. ... // Below is a numerical representation of the DirecTV channel lineup. ... This is a list of the channels receivable from DISH Network. ...

External links


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