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Specific provisions - film session times

Film session times

Further information about the advertising of unclassified films and computer games is available.

Classification markings for session times are specified in Section 13 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014. The recommendations and downloads available from this page apply to session times listed in newspapers, cinema flyers, websites and on electronic session listing boards at cinemas.

How do I get classification markings for film session times and directories?

For directories where the titles are small, for example less than 3 mm high, a Classification Character [ZIP 2.15MB] may appear next to the title at the same height as the title.

Example of compliance: Film session times with the correct use of the classification characters [ZIP 1.37MB]

For directories where the titles are larger,we have provided 4 options for markings. All of the markings may appear next to the title, and at the same height as the title.

Option Colour Black and white
Option 1 Classification Character [ZIP 2.15MB] Classification Character [ZIP 2.15MB]
Option 2 Classification Symbol [ZIP 2.2MB] Classification Symbol [ZIP 2.2MB]
Option 3 Colour Classification Symbol Square [ZIP 2.27MB] Mono Classification Symbol Square [ZIP 2.25MB]
Option 4 Colour Classification Symbol Rectangle [ZIP 2.12MB] Mono Classification Symbol Rectangle [ZIP 2.23MB]

 

Download a classification markings key or legend to appear with the film session times

Printed session times may include a key or legend, in text that is legible, listing each classification marking used (in the same kind of classification markings used in the session time) and the classification description. The classification descriptions are stated at the beginning of this section.

There are three versions of the keys and legends you can download—Single column vertical, Two column vertical and Two row horizontal. Each are downloadable in .jpeg and .eps formats.

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General recommendations for display and legibility of classification markings for film session times

For cinemas, the classification marking and the consumer advice is required to be displayed at the point of sale.

General provisions are set out in Part 3 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

Markings may be displayed

A printed, backlit or electronic guide or directory setting out times for the screening of films may include classification markings.

Format and legibility

It is recommended that classification markings in or on directories be clearly legible and be displayed in high contrast to the background.

Coloured markings must be coloured in accordance with CMYK values as listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Determination. (See Section 12 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

The classification character or classification symbol may be displayed in black and white in a black and white environment. (See Part 1.03 of Schedule 1 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

The font for the classification symbol must be displayed in FF Din Bold. (See Part 1.05 of Schedule 1 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

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