Notice Concerning Reaffirming Film Examination Standards

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On 3 March, SARFT issued the “Notice Concerning Film Examination Standards” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, all film production work units, the China Film Co-Production Company and the Film Channel Programme Centre, the Notice says that, in order to implement the important deployment of promoting the great development and flourishing of socialist culture as put forward by the 17th Party Congress, implement the spirit of the national radio, film and television bureau director conference and the national film work conference, completely persist in the orientation of the “Two Fors” and the “Double Hundred” policy, persist in the principle of “Three Close Tos”, persist in the correct creative orientation, completely place protecting the healthy upbringing of minors and social interest first, further make creation flourish, strengthen management, clean up the sliver screen, provide healthy, rich and varied spiritual nourishment for the broad popular masses, construct a film environment with even more harmony, that is even more “green”, SARFT has decided to reiterate the relevant provisions from the “Film Management Regulations” and the “Film Script (Outline) Filing and Movie Management Regulations” (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree No. 52, 22 May 2006), all entities and all work units must strictly implement them in links such as filing (project establishment), production, examination, public screening, etc.

 

I, The State encourages the creation of excellent films with integration of ideological content, artistic quality and enjoyability, close to reality, close to life, close to the masses, benefiting the protection of the healthy upbringing of minors, vigorously developing advanced culture, supporting healthy and beneficial culture, striving to transform backward culture, determinedly resisting degenerate culture.

II, Films may not contain the following content:

(1) content that defies the basic principles determined in the Constitution;

(2) content that endangers the unity of the nation, sovereignty or territorial integrity;

(3) content that divulges secrets of the State, endangers national security or damages the honour or benefits of the State;

(4) content that incites the nation hatred or discrimination, undermines the solidarity of the nations, or infringes upon national customs and habits;

(5) content that propagates evil cults or superstition;

(6) content that disturbs the public order or destroys the public stability;

(7) content that propagates obscenity, gambling, violence or instigates crimes;

(8) content that insults or slanders others, or infringes upon the lawful rights and interests of others;

(9) content that endangers public ethics or the fine folk cultural traditions;

(10) other contents prohibited by laws, regulations or State provisions.

 

III, Films having the following circumstances, shall be edited or revised:

(1) twisting Chinese culture and Chinese history, gravely violating historical facts; twisting the history of other countries, not respecting other countries’ culture and customs; criticizing images of revolutionary leaders, heroic characters, important historical characters; distorting Chinese and foreign classic books and the images of important characters from classic books;

(2) maliciously criticizing images of the People’s Army, Armed Police, Public Security and the judiciary;

(3) intermittent salaciousness, sex and vulgar content, depicting details such as promiscuity, rape, prostitution, sexual behaviour, homosexuality, masturbation, male and female genitalia and other intimate parts; intermittent filthy lines, songs, background music and sound effects, etc;

(4) intermittent content such as murder, violence, terror, monsters, occultism, etc., value orientations reversing true and false, good and bad, beauty and ugliness, blurring the basic nature of righteousness and unrighteousness; sedulously displaying unlawful or criminal aggressiveness and arrogance, concretely displaying details of criminal activities, revealing special investigation methods; having intensely irritating details such as murder, gore, violence, drug use, gambling, etc, having details such as prisoner abuse, extortion of confession by torturing criminals or criminal suspects; having excessively scary or horrible images, lines, background music and sound effects;

(5) propagating a negative or dispirited view of life, worldview or value system, sedulously playing up or exaggerating ethnic ignorance and backwardness or the dark side of society;

(6) advocating religious extremism, provoking contradictions and conflicts between all religions and religious denominations, or believers and non-believers, harming the feelings of the masses;

(7) propagating the destruction of the natural environment, abuse of animals, catching, killing and eating of State-protected animals;

(8) excessively displaying excessive drinking, smoking and other bad habits;

(9) having violations of the spirit of relevant laws and regulations.

 

IV, Written language characters such as the film signing, subtitles, etc., shall be implemented according to relevant provision of the “Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China”, “Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Standard Spoken and Written Chinese Language”, etc.

 

V, Technical film quality is to be examined according to relevant State film technology standards.

 

It is hoped that all localities radio and film bureaus, film production work units, film examination organs and creative personnel earnestly implement this, on their own initiative abide by the above provisions, strengthen management according to the law, perfect film examination mechanisms, strictly prohibit activities violating laws and regulations, incessantly raise the ideological and artistic quality of films, guide film creation to completely guarantee the correct orientation, creating a desirable creation environment for promoting the great development and flourishing of socialist culture.

 

It is hereby notified.

 

广电总局关于重申电影审查标准的通知

 

3月3日,广电总局向各省、自治区、直辖市广播影视局,各电影制片单位,中国电影合作制片公司,电影频道节目中心发出《广电总局关于重申电影审查标准的通知》的通知,通知说,为贯彻落实党的十七大作出的推动社会主义文化大发展大繁荣的重要部署,贯彻落实全国广播影视局长会议和全国电影工作会议的精神,始终坚持“二为”方向和“双百”方针,坚持“三贴近”原则,坚持正确的创作导向,始终把保护未成年人健康成长和社会效益放在首位,进一步繁荣创作、加强管理、净化银幕,为广大人民群众提供健康有益、丰富多彩的精神食粮,营造更加和谐、更加“绿色”的电影环境,总局决定,重申《电影管理条例》、《电影剧本(梗概)备案、电影片管理规定》(2006年5月22日国家广播电影电视总局令第52号)中的有关法规,各部门各单位要在电影片的备案(立项)、制作、审查、公映等环节严格执行。

一、国家提倡创作思想性、艺术性、观赏性统一,贴近实际、贴近生活、贴近群众,有利于保护未成年人健康成长的优秀电影,大力发展先进文化,支持健康有益文化,努力改造落后文化,坚决抵制腐朽文化。

二、电影片禁止载有下列内容:

(一)违反宪法确定的基本原则的;

(二)危害国家统一、主权和领土完整的;

(三)泄露国家秘密,危害国家安全,损害国家荣誉和利益的;

(四)煽动民族仇恨、民族歧视,破坏民族团结,侵害民族风俗、习惯的;

(五)违反国家宗教政策,宣扬邪教、迷信的;

(六)扰乱社会秩序,破坏社会稳定的;

(七)宣扬淫秽、赌博、暴力、教唆犯罪的;

(八)侮辱或者诽谤他人,侵害他人合法权益的;

(九)危害社会公德,诋毁民族优秀文化的;

(十)有国家法律、法规禁止的其他内容的。

三、电影片有下列情形,应删剪修改:

(一)曲解中华文明和中国历史,严重违背历史史实;曲解他国历史,不尊重他国文明和风俗习惯;贬损革命领袖、英雄人物、重要历史人物形象;篡改中外名著及名著中重要人物形象的;

(二)恶意贬损人民军队、武装警察、公安和司法形象的;

(三)夹杂淫秽色情和庸俗低级内容,展现淫乱、强奸、卖淫、嫖娼、性行为、性变态、同性恋、自慰等情节及男女性器官等其他隐秘部位;夹杂肮脏低俗的台词、歌曲、背景音乐及声音效果等;

(四)夹杂凶杀、暴力、恐怖、鬼怪、灵异等内容,颠倒真假、善恶、美丑的价值取向,混淆正义与非正义的基本性质;刻意表现违法犯罪嚣张气焰,具体展示犯罪行为细节,暴露特殊侦查手段;有强烈刺激性的凶杀、血腥、暴力、吸毒、赌博等情节;有虐待俘虏、刑讯逼供罪犯或犯罪嫌疑人等情节;有过度惊吓恐怖的画面、台词、背景音乐及声音效果;

(五)宣扬消极、颓废的人生观、世界观和价值观,刻意渲染、夸大民族愚昧落后或社会阴暗面的;

(六)鼓吹宗教极端主义,挑起各宗教、教派之间,信教与不信教群众之间的矛盾和冲突,伤害群众感情的;

(七)宣扬破坏生态环境,虐待动物,捕杀、食用国家保护类动物的;

(八)过分表现酗酒、吸烟及其他陋习的;

(九)有违相关法律、法规精神的。

四、电影片的署名、字幕等语言文字,应按《中华人民共和国著作权法》、《中华人民共和国国家通用语言文字法》等有关规定执行。

五、电影片技术质量按照国家有关电影技术标准审查。

希望各地广电局、电影制作单位、电影审查机构和创作人员认真执行、自觉遵守上述规定,强化依法管理,完善审片机制,严禁违法违规行为,不断提高电影的思想艺术质量,引导电影创作始终保证正确的导向,为推动社会主义电影大发展大繁荣营造良好的创作环境。

特此通知

 

 

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