CENSORSHIP

Every year, films supplied or exhibited to the public by the Alliance Française French Film Festival must be rated and labelled with official labels (see below for exemptions). The labels are designed to inform the public about the censorship criteria that apply to a film. Ratings can be found on the film pages of the website.

At the time of publication of our official festival programme and when tickets go on sale, some festival films are still waiting to be rated. Until they receive a censor rating, they are considered R18 (unless clearly aimed at children) and can only be purchased by and for people who are 18 years or over. For more information, please refer to the individual film pages or ask at your local festival cinema.

Ratings and Classifications:

  • G – suitable for general audiences
  • PG – parental guidance recommmended for younger viewers
  • M – unrestricted. Recommended for mature audiences
  • RP13 – restricted to persons 13 years and over, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • RP16 – restricted to persons 16 years and over, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • R13 – restricted to persons 13 years and over
  • R16 – restricted to persons 16 years and over
  • R18 – restricted to persons 18 years and over.

Classifications will be published on the festival website, in the daily newspaper listings, and displayed at the venues’ box office. Children’s tickets are only available for films classified G, PG and M.

Important: If you purchase an adult ticket to a film for a person aged under 18 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.