In Saskatchewan, every exhibitor must prominently display information that explains the film classification categories and associated color codes. Additional content information and warnings from the Board may also be included.
A film is to be classified as General if the contents are considered acceptable for all age groups. Films with this rating are allowed to include: occasional violence, occasional swearing and coarse language, the most innocent of sexually suggestive scenes and nudity. If a film includes any of the above, a warning accompanying the films advertisements may be required.
|Parental Guidance (PG)|
A film is to be classified as Parental Guidance where the themes or content of the film may not be suitable for all children, although there is no age restriction.
A film is to be classified as 14A where the film is suitable for viewing by people aged 14 or older. Children under 14 are admitted if accompanied by an adult. Films with this rating may contain: violence, coarse language, and/or sexually suggestive scenes.
A film is to be classified as 18A where the film is suitable for viewing by people aged 18 or older -- not for people under age 18 unless accompanied by an adult. Films with this rating will contain: horror, explicit violence, frequent coarse language and sexually suggestive scenes.
Parents Strongly Cautioned
People under the age of 18 are not granted entrance to Restricted films. Films with a restricted rating contain some or all of the following: sexually explicit scenes, brutal violence, intense horror and/or other disturbing scenes, frequent use of coarse language and swearing.
Admittance to films classified as Adult is restricted to people 18 years and older. The content is not suitable for minors -- contains predominantly sexually explicit activity.
Retail Video Classification
The Saskatchewan Film Classification Board addresses its mandate to classify video by recognizing the British Columbia Film Classification Adult Video Program for Adult videos, and a number of other classification bodies , including the Canadian Home Video Industry Rating Program for non-Adult videos.
If you would like to know how a particular video was classified when released theatrically in Saskatchewan, please call the Saskatchewan Film and Video Classification Board at (306) 787-5550.