Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

8 Films exempt from labelling requirements


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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:


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


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


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


any film wholly or mainly of a religious nature:


any film depicting wholly or mainly travel:


any film depicting wholly or mainly cultural activities:


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


any video game.


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.


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


the film is a restricted publication; or


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