From May 1, 2021, no television station, cinema theater and or movie centre would broadcast or exhibit audiovisual material that have not been screened and classified by the National Film Authority.
This directive was arrived after a broad consultation with stakeholders in the industry, a statement signed by Socrate Safo, the Chairman of the Film Classification Committee, has said.
It added that the directive covers content such as feature films, short films, TV series, selected TV programmes, documentaries, advertisement and music videos, that are meant for public consumption.
A right owner, licensee or assignee who desires to exhibit any of the aforementioned audiovisual content should submit it to the Film Classification Committee at least 21 days before the intended exhibition, it said.
Anyone who fails to comply with this directive would be sanctioned in accordance with section 27 of the Development and Classification of Film Act 935, it added.
Juliet Etefe, ISD