China Film Distribution and Projection Company Management Rules Concerning Projecting Films “Not Suitable for Children”

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In order to implement the upright management of the ideology of the “Notice Concerning Establishment of an Examination and Projection Classification System for a Number of Films” (MRFT No. (1989) 201) of the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television, guarantee the bodily and mental health of the wide youth and children, guarantee implementation of the “not suitable for children” film projection system, the following management rules are formulated.

I, Concerning all films being marked as “not suitable for children” after examination by the film sector management bureau of this Ministry, China Film Company is responsible for timely notification to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal film distribution and projection companies.

II, “Children” as referred to in “not suitable for children” refers to youth and children under the age of 16 years (including 16 years). All youth and children within this scope may not view films marked as “not suitable for children”

III, All work units projecting films “not suitable for children”, may without exception not sell tickets to youth and children and not allow children to enter. Projection work units must appoint special persons to examine and oversee, and strictly supervise. Audience hard to establish as “children”, all projection work units may not based on looking or oral explanation sell tickets, and must examine the identification card, student card or residence booklet, and may only sell tickets when it is established it is not a “child”. When entering, only after again examining the abovementioned document can entering be permitted. Those not providing the abovementioned documents for examination, may also not enter.

IV, All levels’ film distribution and projection companies and all projection work units, may not organize specialized projection for youths of films “not suitable for children”; when special performances for adults are organized, in all events, of youths holding tickets,  when entering, all identification cards, student cards or residence booklets must earnestly be examined, all those falling under the provisions of Article 2, are not allowed to enter without exception.

V, When adults or groups buy tickets or book the theatre, at the time of entering, concerning all youths holding tickets, the provisions of Articles II, III and IV must be strictly implemented.

VI, Concerning all films “not suitable for children”, film studios, apart from annotating a caption of the phrase “not suitable for children” on the film titles, all levels’ film distribution and projection companies and all projection work units projecting films “not suitable for children”, should clearly indicate film playbills, small and large billboards (posters) in front of the theatre, street signs, newspaper advertisements, written propagation materials, ticket windows and oral propagation that these concern a film “not suitable for children”, in order to clearly indicate the viewing scope to the public.

VII, All levels’ film distribution and projection companies ware without exception not allowed to rent or provide “not suitable for children” to secondary and primary schools for viewing, teaching and administrative staff viewing these films may contact the theatre to buy tickets. Enterprise and undertaking work units, people’s organization, universities and college rent projection of this sort of films, all levels’ film distribution and projection companies must be responsible for stressing the explanation of the viewing scope and demands of this sort of films, and have the right to supervise and examine the venue.

VIII, All films “not suitable for children” may not be shrunk to copies of 16mm and 8.75mm; all levels’ film distribution and projection companies’ 35mm copies, may also not be furnished to rural mobile projection teams for projection.

IX, All films “not suitable for children”, all levels’ film distribution and projection companies and film studios may not supply them to television stations for broadcast; and may also not produce videotapes for distribution in society.

X, All levels’ film distribution and projection companies and all projection work units, must all earnestly enforce these Management Rules, justly handle affairs, and not practice favouritism. To all projection work units, if they violate these Management Regulations, all levels’ film distribution and projection companies from now on have the right to cease provision of this sort of firms, and every instance will be punished with a fine of one thousand Yuan, and at the same time, the liability of the leader of that projection work unit will be investigated.

XI, These Management Rules will be implemented under the supervision all levels’ culture controlling authorities, which also exercises arbitration rights.

XII, The Liberation Army and Armed Police systems, are requested to, integrating their own realistic circumstances and with reference to these Management Rules, formulate concrete Management Rules for their system.

XIII, These Management Rules take effect from the day of promulgation.

中国电影发行放映公司关于放映“少儿不宜”影片的管理办法

为贯彻落实广播电影电视部《关于对部分影片实行审查、放映分级制度的通知》(广发影字〔1989〕201号)端正经营思想,确保广大少年儿童的身心健康,保证“少儿不宜”影片放映制度的贯彻执行,特制定本管理办法。

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一、凡经我部电影事业管理局审查通过定为“少年儿童不宜”(以下简称“少儿不宜”)的影片、中影公司负责及时通知各省、自治区、直辖市电影发行放映公司。

二、“少儿不宜”所指的“少儿”系指16周岁以下(含16周岁)的少年儿童。凡属此范围的少年儿童不得观看定为“少儿不宜”的影片。

三、凡放映“少儿不宜”影片的单位,对少年儿童一律不售门票,不准少儿入场。放映单位必须指定专人查验监督、严格执行。对难以认定为“少儿”的观众,各放映单位不得凭视觉或口头申明售票,必须查验居民身份证、学生证或户口本,确认不是“少儿”者方可售票。入场时,仍须再次查验上述证件方可入场。无上述证件提供查验者,亦不得入场。

四、各级电影发行放映公司和一切放映单位,对“少儿不宜”影片均不许组织少儿专场放映;在组织成人专场时,凡遇有持票少年儿童,在入场前均须认真查验居民身份证、学生证或户口本,凡属第二条规定者,一律不准入场。

五、成人、集体购票或包场入场时,凡遇有持票少年儿童,均须按第二、三、四条规定严格执行。

六、凡属“少儿不宜”影片,制片厂除在影片片头加注“少儿不宜”字样的字幕外,各级电影发行放映公司和一切放映“少儿不宜”影片的放映单位,都应该在电影海报,影院门前的大小广告牌(画)、路牌、报纸广告、文字宣传材料、售票窗口及口头广播宣传中,明显注明此系“少儿不宜”影片,以向观众明确展示看片范围。

七、各级电影发行放映公司一律不准将“少儿不宜”影片租供中、小学校观看,教职员工观看影片可到影院联系购票。企、事业单位、人民团体、大专院校租映这类影片,各级电影发行放映公司必须负责着重说明这类影片的看片范围及要求,并有权现场监督检查。

八、凡属“少儿不宜”影片均不缩制16和8.75毫米拷贝;各级电影发行放映公司的35毫米拷贝,亦不得提供农村流动放映队放映。

九、凡属“少儿不宜”影片,各级电影发行放映公司和制片厂均不得提供电视台播放;也不得制作录像带在社会上发行。

十、各级电影发行放映公司和一切放映单位,均须认真执行本管理办法,秉公办事,不徇私情。各放映单位如违反本管理办法,各级电影发行放映公司今后有权停供这类影片,并处以每场一千元的罚款,同时追究该放映单位的领导责任。

十一、本管理办法由各级文化主管部门监督执行、并行使仲裁权。

十二、解放军和武警部队系统,请参照本管理办法并结合各自实际情况,制定本系统具体管理办法。

十三、本管理办法自通知之日起施行。

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