Kosovafilm

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Kosovafilm was a film production and distribution company based in Priština. They were involved in the theatrical distribution of various foreign films and the production of Yugoslav films which were filmed in Kosovo. It was established in 1968 as "Kosmetfilm", and changed its name sometime after 1971, when its own theatrical distribution arm began with operation.

Logo (Early 1980s)

Visuals: On a yellow rectangle on the left side of the screen, two red dots appear. A black line begins drawing an 8-shape or an S-shape from under the upper dot, circling it, going down and circling the lower dot. When the line closes itself, two black chevron-like shapes emerge from either side of it, forming the Kosovafilm symbol. The yellow rectangle then expands to cover the entire screen. A red bar appears by extending itself, left-to-right, on the right side of the screen. It retreats to the left again, disappearing and revealing the words:

Kosovafilm

SHFAQPRIKAZUJE

The screen then fades to black.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: A bombastic orchestral fanfare.

Availability: Kosovafilm never had a home video branch, and none of the films in which it was the main production company have been released on home video by other companies. Local releases of foreign films that were distributed by Kosovafilm in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Top Gun, Endless Love, and others, plaster the logo with the logos of new distributors. The only film on which the logo can still be found is the widescreen theatrical print of the 1984 film Njeriu prej dheut (Čovek od zemlje), which was released as a bootleg in many forms.