Film4 started off life as the British film production arm of Channel 4, eventually leading to the launch of a channel in 1998 as FilmFour, and marking Channel 4's first foray into the multi-channel world. Initially starting as a subscription channel, it was slightly rebranded as Film4 in July 2006 when it moved to free-to-air status instead. The current presentation package for the channel was introduced in 2014.
Film on Four International - 1990
Film on Four Extra - 1991
FilmFour (Launch Promo) - 1998
FilmFour (Launch Promo) - 1998
C4/FilmFour (Film Fear) - 2000
Film4's use of the 'Film Fear' branding around Halloween has a long history dating back to the earliest days of the channel. Here it is being used during another cross-promotional weekend between Channel 4 and FilmFour (as named then) before the premiere of the movie Scream just before Halloween 2000. FilmFour branded events on the main channel would pop up semi-regularly in the early days of the channel, as Channel 4 needed to drive subscriptions to their movie channel. Also shown here is the Stella Artois sponsorship sting at the time.
FilmFour (Presents Sting) - 2000
FilmFour (Big Brother Promo) - 2000
In the early days of Big Brother airing in the UK on Channel 4, the station were keen to lean on the success wherever possible. Here a somewhat tenuously-linked promotion for their then-subscription channel FilmFour, bringing in both the familiar show theme and the voice of Marcus Bentley, who became synonymous with the programme over its years on the air. As well as featuring housemates giving their views and providing links on some films to feature as part of a special 'Double Take' event.
Film4 (Welcome) - 2017
Film4 (Menu) - 2017
Film4 (Promo) - 2017
Film4 (Forest - Light) - 2017
Idents on Film4 from the 2014 package consist of scenes broken up by a screenroll as the Film4 logo forms, designed to look like a strip of film running. Most of the sequences then have different variations on how they end to increase the total number available in the package. This one features a forest scene, set at night and ending with a mysterious light floating around.
Film4 (Forest - Wolves) - 2017
Film4 (Forest - Camp) - 2017
Film4 (Lodge - Woman) - 2017
Film4 (Lodge - Shower) - 2017
Film4 (Lodge - Hunter) - 2017
Film4 (Staircase - Balloon) - 2017
Film4 (Staircase - Chase) - 2017
Film4 (Gas Station - Children) - 2017
Film4 (Corridor - Paranormal) - 2017
Film4 (Promo) - 2018
Film4 (Welcome) - 2018
Following a refresh across all the Channel 4 channels, Film4 received a new logo on September 27th 2018 which now incorporates the signature 4 blocks. This was adapted onto all of their existing presentation, which otherwise remained unchanged. The opening from the first morning under the refreshed look here.
Film4 (Gas Station - Police) - 2018
Film4 (Staircase - Balloon) - 2018
Film4 (Forest - Wolves) - 2018
Film4 (Staircase - Chase) - 2018
Film4 (Gas Station - Tire) - 2018
Film4 (Forest - Light) - 2018
Film4 (Gas Station - Children) - 2018
Film4 (Staircase - Piano) - 2018
Film4 (Film Fear - Gas Station) - 2018
Film4 (Film Fear - Forest) - 2018
Film4 (Altogether Different Promo) - 2021
With the threat of privatisation hanging over their heads, in 2021 Channel 4 began a major campaign promoting themselves as 'Altogether Different'. This tagline featured heavily on the main channel, but also made it down to some of their spinoff channels too. A promo for Film4, promoting the production side of the corporation as well as featuring the lesser-seen production logo for Film4.