Film Classification Board Act
Act 2 of 1994
- Commenced on 1 April 1994
- [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 Film Classification Board Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act—"authorised officer" means any person appointed by the Minister to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act;"Board" means the Film Classification Board established by section 3;"child" means a person under 18 years of age;"exempted film" means a film—(a)depicting an event or occasion intended for viewing by persons who took part in the event or occasion or are connected with those who did so and does not depict—(i)any sexual activity or acts of force or restraint associated with such activity;(ii)mutilation or torture of or other acts of gross violence towards human beings or animals; or(iii)human genital organs, or human urinary or excretory functions; or(b)not intended for exhibition in a public place or for sale or hire and does not depict any matter specified in paragraph (a)(i); (ii) or (iii); or(c)if taken as a whole is principally—(i)designed to inform, educate or instruct;(ii)concerned with sport or religion;(iii)a video game; or(iv)a spot coverage of news,and will not tend to encourage or incite violence hatred or contempt."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 but does not include an exempted film;"member" means a member of the Board appointed under section 3(2);"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 showing of films and includes clubs, hotels or other premises but does not include a pirvate home or residence;
4. Functions of the Board
5. Contents of classification certificates
7. Submission of film for determination
8. Exhibition, etc. of films not approved for viewingA person shall not—
9. Possession of films not approved for viewing
10. Exhibition etc. of films for persons under a specified age
11. Film or advertisement to contain indication of classification certificateWhere a classification certificate has been issued in respect of a film, a person shall not exhibit for viewing in a public place, advertise, sell or hire out the film where it does not contain either on the film or on the spool, case or other thing on or in which the film is kept the indication required by section 5(3) or the advertisement does not contain such an indication or where the film, spool, case, thing or advertisement contains a false or inaccurate indication.
12. Offences and penalty
13. Entry and search of premises
14. Directions of Minister
15. Approval by or under any other lawWhere by or under any other law, any reference is made to any person or Ministry whose approval is required for any exhibition, sale or hire of a film such reference shall be read and construed as a reference to the Board.
17. ExemptionsThe provisions of this Act shall not apply to an exhibition of a film—
History of this document
01 April 1994