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Check the Classification
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This has advertising approval, but is not yet classified
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General.
General
Suitable for everyone.
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Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Mature.
Mature
Not recommended for children under 15; may include moderate levels of violence, language or themes.
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Mature Audiences.
Mature Audiences
Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Restricted (R).
Restricted (R)
Restricted to adults.
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Restricted (X).
Restricted (X)
Restricted to adults – contains sexually explicit content.
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Compliance
Classification compliance information.
How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Step 2 - Check the Classification

Check the classification

If you are unsure if a film is classified, or whether the correct marking is shown at the cinema, you should search the National Classification Database (NCD) for the classification decision.

The NCD gives you information about the classification decision, consumer advice, and information about the film. This includes the running time, director and producer details (where available) so you can compare the results with the film you wish to show.

If the film is not listed, you should contact the distributor for classification information or you can submit it to the Classification Board for a classification decision.

If the film is listed, you need to make sure the classification decision and consumer advice are shown correctly. Marking guidelines and downloads are available to help you with this in the next section titled Displaying the classification and consumer advice on advertising.

 

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