The Motion Picture Act provides for some exemptions to its classification requirements.
What’s the scope of our mandate?
We are responsible for classifying publicly exhibited pre-recorded motion pictures in BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. And we review Adult and Restricted DVDs distributed to retailers.
Promotional screenings advertised by word-of-mouth do fall within our mandate because they are open to the public.
Encore exhibitions of simultaneous broadcasts fall within our mandate because they are pre-recorded.
When requested, we provide classification of movies for Video-on-Demand, Pay-Per-View, and streaming/online, as well as general release DVDs.