Age categories and censorship

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Movies just before the release shall be subjected to the classification in terms of availability for specific age groups – receiving the age categories. It affects the potential size of the audience, who can see the film in theaters. The higher the category the to a smaller audience arrives at your video.

The film may receive one of the following categories:

  • 0+ – without restrictions
  • 12 + – from 12 years old
  • 15 + – from 15 years old
  • 18 + – from 18 years

The allocation to the appropriate age category depends on two main parameters: the amount of violence and sex in the film. But these are not the only criteria. It is also important to complete and target (target group).

This means that ambitious movies may not be intended for viewers without age restrictions. The most common move these topics too complex for young viewers. The minimum age category for such a film is a 12 +. The same is true of movies, that understand can only older viewers. Hence, in the case of artistic films, the minimum age is 15 +.

In the event of termination the following rules apply to the movie. Videos with a tragic ending will not be able to be without limits. The minimum age category for them is a 12 +.

Censorship

Prior to the release of the manufacturer receives the information about the age category to which he was assigned his film. The player has the ability to censor, however, his work. Altering is to reduce the amount of sex and violence, or to fit to the lower age category (one degree).

Shall not be changed however, or target production or its completion, or the level of scenario. Therefore, despite censorship and cut scenes with excessive sex or violence the film may remain at the same level as regards the age category.

Sometimes, the manufacturer may use this to your advantage (for example: bought or has such a scenario) and though he believed that some of its parameters are too extreme it could not modify them yourself.

Why can't I set the age at the time of production of the film? The entire process of creating a film should be a player's thoughtful. Therefore, already at the stage of creating the scenario the player should decide what the public wants the video channel. It shall take appropriate decisions on the amount of violence and sex, as well as the end of the movie. They are mainly determine the audience for which the production will be addressed. At the production stage of the film remains only to decide the final target group.

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