Background: Screen Australia was formed in 2008 by merging three Australian government departments: The Australian Film Commission, Film Australiaand Film Finance Corporation Australia.
1st Logo (2008-2012)
Logo: On a black background, we see the words "SCREEN AUSTRALIA" zoom out from the screen. The second "E" is mirrored. The logo shines while the Australian Government coat of arms fades in below.
Variant: There is a TV version that has the Australian coat of arms on the left and the logo on the right with a vertical line separating the two logos. Also there is an early version used on Bran Nue Dae and Charlie and Boots which is similar to the TV variant but the logo is put on a white background.
FX/SFX: The zooming back, the shining. None for the TV variant.
Cheesy Factor: Cheap animation, not would you would expect from a government department. Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie or the closing theme of the TV show.
Availability: Seen on all movies and TV shows funded by the Australian Government from this time period. Examples of Screen Australia movies includeBran Nue Dae, Tomorrow When The War Began and Red Dog.
Scare Factor: Low.
2nd Logo (2012- )
Logo: Throughout the entire logo sequence we see paint, bubbles and strokes circling around each other in a flurry of activity. In the centre of this circling, if we look carefully, we can see a film projector light. Then the various paint objects form themselves in a zig-zag formation. Then the words "Screen Australia" blur inside the paint stroke. Also during the entire logo sequence the paints change colour, in chronological order: green, blue, purple, pink, red and orange.
TV Variant: The coat of arms is still on the left with the new logo on the right. A line still separates the two logos.
FX/SFX: The paint colours dancing around the film projector light and painting itself to form the logo. None for the TV variant.
Cheesy Factor: What is the finished logo meant to symbolise?!? Other than that it's clean and neat, what you'd expect from a government department.
Music/Sounds: A calming, nature-inspired piece which also features the sound of a kookaburra, a native Australian bird. The closing theme for the TV show variant.
Availiability: Seen on all movies and TV shows funded by the Australian Government from mid-2012 onwards. The first film to use this logo was Kath and Kimderella. The first TV shows to use this logo were Howzat!: Kerry Packer's War and season 2 of Go Back To Where You Came From.
Scare Factor: None.