Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

8 Films exempt from labelling requirements

(1)

Subject to subsections (2) and (3), section 6 does not apply in respect of any of the following films:

(a)

any film owned, produced, or sponsored by, and relating to the policy, functions, or operations of,—

(i)

any government department named in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975:

(ii)

any organisation named in Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975 or in Schedule 1 of the Official Information Act 1982:

(iii)

any local organisation named or specified in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975:

(b)

any film directly related wholly or principally to personnel training and development, or public, business, or industrial administration, management, and organisation:

(c)

any film depicting wholly or principally agricultural, industrial, or manufacturing processes or technological development:

(d)

any pure, applied, physical, or natural scientific film:

(e)

any film relating wholly or mainly to the social sciences, including economics, geography, anthropology, and linguistics:

(f)

any natural history film, and any film depicting wholly or principally natural scenery:

(g)

any film of news and current affairs, any documentary, and any historical account containing a unity of subject matter:

(h)

any film depicting wholly or principally sporting events or recreational activities:

(i)

any film that is designed to provide a record of an event or occasion (such as a wedding) for those who took part in the event or occasion or are connected with those who did so:

(j)

any film depicting wholly or mainly surgical or medical techniques and used for educational and instructional purposes:

(k)

any film that is wholly or mainly a commercial advertisement relating to the advertiser’s or sponsor’s activities:

(l)

any film directly related to the curriculum of pre-school, primary, secondary, or tertiary educational institutions:

(m)

any film wholly or mainly of a religious nature:

(n)

any film depicting wholly or mainly travel:

(o)

any film depicting wholly or mainly cultural activities:

(p)

any film intended for supply or exhibition solely to ethnic organisations:

(q)

any video game.

(2)

The Chief Censor may, at any time, require any person who proposes to exhibit to the public or supply to the public any film of a class mentioned in subsection (1), or who has exhibited to the public or supplied to the public any such film, to make an application under section 9 for the issue of a label in respect of that film.

(3)

Nothing in subsection (1) exempts any film from the requirements of section 6 if—

(a)

the film is a restricted publication; or

(b)

the Chief Censor has required the film to be submitted to the labelling body under subsection (2).

Compare: 1983 No 130 ss 9–12; 1987 No 85 s 6; 1990 No 58 s 4