Classification of Movies (both local and foreign) and stage plays

Film Classification Board (FCB) under the aegis of Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The main objective of the Film Classification Board is to classify film and stage play as per Film Act 2002.

With the great strides made in electronic media and communications - entertainment including films, and taking into consideration the social responsiveness to such changes, it had become imperative for the Board to adopt a new Film Classification System in replacement of the present one as follows:

U - Universal - Suitable for all audiences
(PG) - Parental Guidance is compulsory for children under the age of 12
[Some scenes may be unsuitable for children under the age of 12]
(15) - Suitable for persons of the age of 15 and above
(18) - Suitable for all Adults
(18R) - Subject to specified conditions[Adult audiences only]
Rejected - Not allowed

The new classification system which is in line with international standard is oriented more towards the protection of the most vulnerable section of our society, namely the children. At the same time with the introduction of the (18R) classification, the Board is providing an opportunity for adults to have access to a special category of films which, otherwise, would have most probably been placed in the Rejected category with the application of the old system.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The number of Films classified during the last four years are as follows:
Details 2016 2017 2018 2019

Cinema Movies 302 255 242 225
Films aired on local
Channels (MBC Films) 162 207 360 287
Local video films
Local Productions 20,339 7544 4978 2594

Imported video films
VCD, DVD Format 20 33 2033 10

Total 20823 8039 7613 3116

Details for Stage Plays are as follows:

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019
Play 31 32 21 25

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

75,000 USD

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Las artes escénicas