Amalgamated Film Rating Board
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The Amalgamated Film Rating Board (AFRB) is an organisation responsible for video work (film, television programmes, commercials, public information, etc.) classification in the Cupertino Alliance and its member states. It was founded by the Medellín Agreement on Film Classification, with its ratings based off the Official New Eiffel Ratings Board, which merged with the AFRB.
Responsibilities and powers
The AFRB has jurisdiction to all members who ratify the agreement. Restrictions to persons who may view each films (i.e. whether or not someone under the age of 18 may get in trouble for viewing an 18+ rated film) may vary by member state.
The AFRB may give a film any rating it deems. The film does not need to fulfill all of the criteria. Any decisions may be appealed by the filmmaker, and the AFRB will take it into consideration. The AFRB can classify a film from one of seven ratings:
|Everyone||Suitable for all.||Unlikely to offend or harm in any way. This can include minor name calling, minor violence, etc.|
|Parental Guidance||Suitable for young children, however some scenes may not be suitable for very young children.||May contain slight mild things which could offend or scare a too young viewer. Minor swear words (i.e. Damn, ass, etc) may be tolerated, as well as minor violence, minor drug references, and minor sexual references.|
|13PG||Must be 13 or over unless accompanied or given permission to view by a parent or a guardian.||Moderate language (Sh*t, B*stard, etc), strong swear words can be tolerated but must be brief, moderate violence, little sex can be allowed though must be censored. Some drug references and very mild sexual violence.|
|13+||Suitable for persons of 13 years and over.||Moderate swearing is allowed, moderate violence, some gore, though not too vulgar. Some drug references allowed.|
|15PG||Must be 15 or over unless accompanied or given permission to view by a parent or a guardian.||All swear words are allowed, moderate violence, nudity allowed (though must not be too vulgar). Softcore sex is allowed, and minor sexual violence. Heavy drug use is allowed with some restrictions, decided by the Board. Some gore allowed.|
|18+||Suitable for persons of 18 years and over.||Will always have mature themes. Films rated 18+ are not fit for the aforementioned ratings.|
|Highly Restrictive||Suitable for persons of 18 years and over, more severe content to deem it any other rating.||Will usually always contain either hardcore pornography or graphic violence or gore.|
- Smith, Zarel and Lycon, Jayden (20 April 2020) New Eiffel's new film ratings: What you need to know.. On YouTube. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
- Lycon, Jayden (11 April 2020) Medellín Agreement on Film Classification