Censorship Information

When tickets go on sale some films in the programme are still waiting to be rated. Until a censor rating is received, a film will be considered R18 (unless it is clearly made for children) and only people over 18 will be able to purchase tickets. Censor ratings will be added to the website as soon as they are available.

Important: If you purchase an adult ticket to this film for a person aged under18 and the film later receives a rating to which they are legally excluded, that person will not be permitted into the screening and no refunds will be issued.

For more information please phone 04 802 2571.

Please find below a guide to the various ratings and classifications that a film may receive. Certificates showing a film's rating will be clearly displayed at festival venues, and will often have a note describing the nature of content in the film that may be of concern to viewers. Ratings can be found on the film pages of the website

For more detailed on censorship go to www.censorship.govt.nz

G - Unrestricted

Anyone can be shown this.

PG - Unrestricted

Parental guidance may be needed for younger viewers.

M - Unrestricted

Recommended more suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. 

R13 - Restricted

It is illegal for anyone to show or sell this to someone under 13 years of age.

R15 - Restricted

It is illegal for anyone to show or sell this to someone under 15 years of age.

R16 - Restricted

It is illegal for anyone to show or sell this to someone under 16 years of age.

R18 - Restricted

It is illegal to show or sell this to someone under 18 years of age. 

RP13 - Restricted

It is illegal to show or sell this to someone under 13 years of age unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

RP16 - Restricted

It is illegal to show or sell this to someone under 16 years of age unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

R - Restricted

R means that there is a special restriction. Refer to the words on the right of the label for the full conditions.