Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Certificate Classification

For our film, the chosen certificate is 12A. These are the elements a 12A film can contain and the website I got the information from.

The ‘12A’ category exists only for cinema films. No one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult, and films classified ‘12A’ are not recommended for a child below 12. An adult may take a younger child if, in their judgement, the film is suitable for that particular child. In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult.


Discriminatory language or behaviour must not be endorsed by the work as a whole. Aggressive discriminatory language or behaviour is unlikely to be acceptable unless clearly condemned.


Any misuse of drugs must be infrequent and should not be glamorised or give instructional detail.


Moderate physical and psychological threat may be permitted, provided disturbing sequences are not frequent or sustained.

Imitable behaviour

Dangerous behaviour (for example, hanging, suicide and self-harming) should not dwell on detail which could be copied, or appear pain or harm free.  Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised.


Moderate language is allowed. The use of strong language (for example, ‘fuck’) must be infrequent.


Nudity is allowed, but in a sexual context must be brief and discreet.


Sexual activity may be briefly and discreetly portrayed. Sex references should not go beyond what is suitable for young teenagers. Frequent crude references are unlikely to be acceptable.


Mature themes are acceptable, but their treatment must be suitable for young teenagers.


Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context. Sexual violence may only be implied or briefly and discreetly indicated, and must have a strong contextual justification.
Our film is a 12A because it will include subtle use of strong language but will only be used a couple of times throughout the film. Also, as our film is based around a mission to obtain some secret information so there will be aspects of violence. 12A was chosen as oppose to a 12 because we wanted to give the opportunity to younger people to watch the film if their parents approve. This is because some may enjoy the narrative of the film. 

1 comment:

  1. I think 12A films are good and funny. My favourite is most probably has to be Disney's Ratatooee