Film Classification Rules

Original Language Title: Filmu klasifikācijas noteikumi

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 457, Riga, June 17, 2008 (pr. No 42 54) Film classification rules are Issued in accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers of 14 law equipment of the first paragraph of article 3 i. General questions 1. determines the classification of films, the award kritēr index for the just and the order in which the film producer or movie distributors after the film classification indexes classify distribute films to the territory of the Republic of Latvia, as well as the film classification Commission transactions framework to protect children from harmful content films. 2. the harmful content under the terms of this film is a film that depicts sexual activity, violence, horrific sights, the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or other addictive substances or the use of explicit words that could harm children for normal physical, mental and moral development. 3. Film Classification index applies to all movies that are spread it in the territory of the Republic of Latvia: 3.1 publicly demonstrating the movies on the screen or video (cinemas and other film, video or DVD (digital versatile disc) movie display areas);
3.2. distribute a movie DVD or video recordings for commercial purposes;
3.3. television broadcasters transmitting movies and electronic communications networks. 4. monitor the implementation of the provisions of This national agency "National Film Centre" (hereinafter referred to as the National Film Centre). II. classification of Movie Film Classification 5 indices at the appropriate viewer age restriction. Film classification indexes film distributors in a prominent manner on each spread in the territory of the Republic of Latvia in the movies: 5.1 (universal audience – the film is for people of all ages);
5.2.7 + (the film is for the person who has reached at least 7 years of age);
5.3.12 + (the film is for the person who has reached at least 12 year old mu);
5.4.16 + (the film is for the person who has reached at least the 16-year-old mu);
5.5.18 + (the film is not for underage person). 6. Film Classification index for establish the film producer or movie distribution of tītāj under this provision are listed in the annex, film classification index award criteria. Film producer or movie distributor in the national cinema Center films submitted in the application for registration. If the movie index for classification according to these rules are stated by the film producer, film distributor, film producer takes into account the film classification index. The films, which allowed publicly played without spectators in the register information, the age limits in accordance with the provisions referred to in the annex of the classification criteria defined by the event organizer. 7. the National Film Centre checks the film producer or movie distribution performers in a particular film classification index with these terms and, if the film classification index match these rules, their record movies in the registration certificate. The film's distributor is obliged to film classification index known to consumers. 8. the National Film Centre, recording the movie and its distribution rights, ensure that the name of the movie, one of which with different distribution rights recorded more dealers would be with one film classification index. 9. the National Film Centre staff decisions and actual action on film classification index award may be challenged, by the application of the National Film Centre Director. National Film Centre Director's decision or actual action can be appealed in court. III. classification of the Film Commission, its tasks and the right 10. classification of the Film Commission (hereinafter the Commission) is a collegiate consultative body. The Commission's aim is for a national film Centre, a film producer, film distributor, or at the request of individuals under this provision are listed in the annex, film classification criteria to suggest specific movie to film classification index. 11. The Commission recommends that the film classification index in the following cases: 11.1. film producer or distributor of the movie arises from confusion about the movie to film classification index;
11.2. The national cinema Center of doubt about the film producer or distributor of the movie the film classification index;
11.3. other interested parties, such as the children's parents and other individuals, there is doubt as to the classification of the film film index. 12. The Commission shall examine the applications and complaints of individuals for film classification and index in accordance with the provisions referred to in the annex of the film classification criteria appropriate for the classification of the film suggests a movie index. 13. the members of the Commission in accordance with the provisions referred to in the annex of the film classification criteria developed recommendations for a particular movie to film classification index. Suggestion taken into account in the development of external expert knowledge of different age period and views on the film's potential impact on children's development. 14. The national cinema Center Director the recommendations of the Commission to assess and, if necessary, shall take a decision on the amendment of the classification of the movie index, taking into account the provisions mentioned in the annex to the film classification criteria. If the name of the movie with different distribution rights are registered by several distributors, national film Centre provides information on film distributors in the classification index, published a notice in the newspaper "journal". 15. the Commission shall have the following rights: 15.1 the Commission hearing to invite to psychologists and other professionals;
15.2. establish working groups for in-depth study of certain issues. IV. composition and functioning of the Commission 16. Commission and regulations approved by the Minister of culture. Panelists are: 16.1. The children and Family Affairs Ministry spokesman;
16.2. a representative of the Ministry of culture;
16.3. The Ministry of education and science spokesman;
16.4. the national radio and Television Council representative;
16.5. the national cinema Center film distributors designated representative;
16.6. the national cinema Center representative;
10.4. The parliamentary human rights and public affairs for the rights of children, the representative of the Sub-Commission. 17. the members of the Commission shall elect the Chairman of the Commission. The President of the Commission: 17.1. of the Commission;
17.2. without express authorisation of the representative Commission;
17.3. meetings convened by the Commission and confirms their agenda;
17.4. invited to participate in the meetings of the Commission, the relevant professionals;

17.5. the signature decisions of the Commission, minutes of meetings and other documents of the Commission. 18. the members of the Commission: 18.1. prepare and submit to the Commission proposals and information on problems associated with the implementation of these provisions;
18.2. participates in the meetings of the Commission and in the preparation and adoption of decisions. 19. The Member of the Commission on the work of the Commission shall receive no remuneration. 20. in the meantime, the meetings of the Commission the Commission shall coordinate the responsible Secretary. 21. the Commission, the responsible Secretary: 21.1. prepares the sessions of the Commission, materials, the agenda and shall inform the members of the Commission;
21.2. collect information on the execution of decisions of the Commission;
21.3. the sort of Commission management. 22. the Commission shall ensure the operation of the facilities the National Film Centre. 23. the President of the Commission by the national cinema Center, convened at the request of the Commission. The members of the Commission at the hearing shall inform the Commission by electronic mail at least three working days before the meeting, specifying the date of the meeting, the place, time and agenda. Meeting time and place determined by the Chairman of the Commission. 24. Commission meetings are open to the public, unless the Special Commission decision otherwise. 25. the Commission shall be valid if they are sitting on more than half the members of the Commission. 26. the Commission's decisions shall be taken by a simple majority, a vote. If the vote splits on the casting vote of the Chairman of the Commission. The Commission decision shall be entered in the minutes of the hearing. The Commission of the decisions taken, the responsible Secretary shall forward to national cinema Center Director for further consideration. V. concluding questions 27. Film producer or movie distributor who registered for the film before the entry into force of these regulations, within one year after the entry into force of these regulations shall submit national cinema Center application on the film classification index. 28. Latvia has the right to distribute, without additional labelling films that are legally manufactured or placed on the circulation in one of the Member States of the European Union or in Turkey, or which have been lawfully manufactured in one of the countries of the European Free Trade Association on the European economic area agreement of the Contracting Parties. Prime Minister-children and Family Affairs Minister a. Baštik Culture Minister h. demakova annex Cabinet 17 June 2008. Regulations No 457 Film classification criteria no PO box explanations of universal audience age group (s) 7 + 12 + 16 + 18 + 1. General explanation in the movie for people of all ages Film designed for the person who has reached the age of at least 7 Film designed for the person who has reached the age of at least 12 Films for the person that has reached at least 16 years of age in the Film is not for underage person 2. content harmful content film distribution restrictions harmful content restrictions on film distribution of harmful content limit film distribution of harmful content in film distribution restrictions no restrictions 3. Subject the subject of the treatment of the Problem is reasonable and appropriate for children is problematic treatment of the topic is reasonable and appropriate for children topics Problem with teenagers are allowed suitable statement no limits no restrictions 4. Language explicit word usage is not permissible Without censored word usage is not allowed the use of forbidden words is a rare and justified by the context of the film without reference to sexual, psychological, physical and other forms of violence Is tolerated explicit names without a song request on the sexual, psychological, physical and other forms of violence do not limit 5. Nudity Allowed nudity in certain scenes with no sexual context Allowed nudity without sexual context Allowed nudity in a sexual context, but the scenes are displayed without accent on details Allowed nudity in a sexual context but the scene is displayed without accent on details Not limit 6 sex allowed some indirect references to sexual behaviour permitted certain indirect references to sexual behaviour permitted references to sexual behavior tolerated SATA risks justify sexual act on the display without the accent on the bass parts, there is no limit 7. Violence or cruel behavior permitted certain implied, substantively justified references to violence or cruel behavior. Easily expressed threat or fear. The display of the details not be allowed some indirect, eligible to participate are references to violence or cruel behavior. Easily expressed threat or fear. The display of the details not be substantively admissible justified outrage or cruel behavior. Displays the detail is not allowed. Physical injuries are not accented or blood. Permitted reference to the violence or its seksu lu briefly display without physical detail of display unacceptable substantively justified outrage or cruel behavior. Displays the detail is not allowed. Physical injuries are not accented or blood. Sexual violence scenes are discreet and do not limit the short firearms and another 8 in the atdarinām technique allowed only individual eligible to participate are references to real weapons and other equipment to the use of atdarinām may not be the real idealizē, including modern weapons. Not acceptable detailed fight or any other dangerous activity displays can not contain dangerous atdarinām activity (for example, fight, carding, suicide). May not be the real idealizē, including modern, weapons not dangerous way of fighting techniques detailed representation. May not be readily available to show their deadly weapons (particularly knives) is limit 9. Horror horror effects are easily expressed and temporarily. Picture resolution is positive may not be prolonged or intense frightening scenes. Fantasy display allowed as a factor dampening effect not be prolonged or detail displayed or wounding causing pain not tolerated long or detailed, or the causing of pain displayed wounding no restrictions 10. The illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or other addictive substance use individual short references to the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and other addictive substance use is allowed but they are substantively eligible, pointing to the dangers of such a measure. Not allowed in the operating instructions of the individual elements of the brief references to the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and other addictive substance use is allowed but they are substantively eligible, pointing to the dangers of such a measure. Instructions for use, is not permitted items

Permitted short references to certain drugs and other addictive substances, but its use is justified by the context of the movie, and they point to the dangers. Instructions for use, is not permitted elements of drug and other addictive depiction of substances is permitted without open instructive details. The movie as a whole must not promote or encourage drug and other addictive substance use does not limit the cultural Minister h. demakova