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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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Specific provisions - trailers at the cinema

Trailers at the cinema (moving image advertising)

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

Classification Markings on trailers at the cinema

General requirements for display, format and legibility of classification markings on trailers

Classification markings on trailers at the cinema

A still or moving image that advertises a film or computer game on a screen must display:

  • the combination box, or if the combination box would not be legible, the classification symbol square or classification symbol rectangle, and
  • the consumer advice relating to the film or game.

General requirements for display, format and legibility of classification markings on trailers

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

Markings must be displayed

All moving image advertising must display classification markings and consumer advice relating to the film or computer game. (See Section 15(1)(c) of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

Markings must be displayed in the format and proportions as shown in Schedule 1 of the Determination. (See Section 12 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

Format and legibility

Classification markings on moving image advertising must be prominent, readily identifiable and clearly legible. Markings must not be obscured by other material on the advertising. Markings must be displayed for a period of time that is sufficient to allow the markings to be read in full. (See Section 11 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Markings and Consumer Advice) Determination 2014.

Coloured markings must be coloured in accordance with CMYK or RGB 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.

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

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