Speak up on commercial video on-demand classifications

Posted Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

Have your say on changes to commercial video on-demand classifications! The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Commercial Video on-Demand) Amendment Bill aims to reduce the potential for harm to consumers from viewing inappropriate content.

The Bill would amend the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993 (the Act) to clearly address the identified regulatory gap. It would require:- Specified CVoD providers to label content before it is available in New Zealand.
- Criteria and processes to be established to identify and list regulated providers.
- Functions of the Classification Office to be updated.
- Amending the definition of film to clarify that it includes video on-demand content.The bill would require that commercial video on-demand (CVoD) content that is made available in New Zealand display appropriate and consistent labelling, if the provider is specified in the Schedule to the bill. This labelling will provide information about that content's rating and a description so that viewers can make an informed decision on whether to view it.

Tell the chair of the Governance and Administration Committee what you think!



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Apply now for the Māori Screen Excellence Award

Posted Tuesday 21 Jan 2020

Māori filmmakers, the deadline for the Māori Screen Excellence Award - Te Aupounamu - will soon be upon us! The NZFC is accepting nominations for the annual award and will offer a maximum of $50,000 to one recipient. This Award is a way of recognising and celebrating members of the Māori filmmaking community who have displayed a high-level contribution and/or achievement in filmmaking. The recipient will be announced at the Ngā Aho Whakaari Hui-a-Tau Conference Dinner in March 2020.

Deadline: 1pm Monday 27 January, 2020.

Click here for more information on making a nomination