SIE Films

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


SIE Films ("Sindicat de la Industria de l'Espectacle Films" in Catalan or "Sindicato de la Industria del Espectáculo Films" in Spanish) was a Spanish film producer based in Barcelona (Catalonia) during the Spanish Civil War. In Catalonia, the anarchist trade union CNT-FAI made a great collectivization of services, among them was the cinema. The SIE made some documentaries and propaganda for the CNT-FAI diffused on republican-held territories.

Logo (October 10, 1936-1939)

Visuals: A siderurgic industry is first shown, where some workers with hammers constantly hit an iron hot bar. They hit the bar several times while "S.I.E. Films" appears piece-by-piece (in time with the hits). The word "Presenta" appears below while "S.I.E. Films" is shining.

Variant: There's a variant in ¡¡Ayuda a Madrid!! where the text of the logo is "C.N.T. F.A.I." in time of "S.I.E. Films".

Technique: A mix of live-action and cel animation.

Audio: A bombastic fanfare made by an orchestra. But in ¡¡Ayuda a Madrid!! the music is the opening of the movie's theme.

Availability: Appears on films such as ¡¡Ayuda a Madrid!!, Aurora de esperanza, El cerco de Huesca, Teruel ha caído or La conquista de Carrascal de Chimillas.

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