Cinematograph Film Censorship Act
Act 1 of 1962
- Commenced on 5 December 1952
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Cinematograph Film Censorship Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act unless the context otherwise requires—"film" means any form of video-recording, or any part thereof, whether on disc, tape or other medium and includes both cinematograph film and television film;"Public place" includes any building or place to which for the time being, the public are entitled or permitted to have access either without any condition or upon condition of receiving permission or of making any payment, and any building or place which is for the time being used for the showing of films, and includes clubs, hotels and other premises in Seychelles but does not include a private home or residence.
3. Constitution of Board
4. Examination of films
5. Powers of Board
6. When film to be submitted a second time for Board's approvalAny film to which any matter has been added after it has been approved by the Board shall be again submitted for approval, and until it has been again approved shall be deemed not have been approved.
7. Exhibiting film not approved by Board
8. Censorship of advertisements and posters
9. Customs duties on unexhibited films may be refunded
10. Minister may make regulations for fire or other danger
11. Right of entry to ascertain if Act or regulations for safety of public being complied withAny member of the Board, and any police constable or any person approved in writing for that purpose by the Commissioner of Police, may at all times enter premises on which he or she has reason to believe that any film is being or is about to be exhibited, with a view to seeing or ascertaining whether the provisions of this Act or regulations relating to the safety of the public at such exhibitions have been complied with, and if any person prevents or obstructs the entry of such member, constable or person, or obstructs or causes or incites other persons to obstruct such member, constable or person, in the execution of his duty under this Act, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding three thousand rupees.
12. RegulationsThe Minister may make regulations for the effective carrying out of the provisions of this Act.
13. Exception in case of educational filmsThe provisions of this Act shall not apply to films of an educational character or otherwise which are certified to be of such character by the Minister or by any member of his Ministry authorised by him and which are to be exhibited by any person authorised by the Minister to exhibit such films.
History of this document
30 June 2012 this version
05 December 1952