Office of Film and Literature Classification

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Office of Film and Literature Classification
Byrån för Film och litteratur Klassificering
Government Office
Founded11 January 2013
Number of locations
Area served
Key people
Claire Nymoria (Minister for Internal Affairs and Innovation)
ProductsMedia classification
OwnerZealandian Government
ParentMinistry for Internal Affairs and Innovation

The Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) is a statutory classification board formed by the Zealandian Government which classifies films, video games, literature and television shows for exhibition, sale or hire within the Commonwealth of Zealandia since its establishment on 11 January 2013.


Label Rating Notes Applicable to literature Australian equivalent
OFLC Rating E.png E
Artistic performances, educational programmes etc. Must not contain material that may be considered 16+. Yes E
OFLC Rating G.png G-A
General Audience
Suitable for all audiences. The content is light or very mild in impact. Yes G
OFLC Rating GF.png GF
Guidance is recommended
Parental Guidance Recommended for younger viewers. The content is Mild in impact. No PG
OFLC Rating 14.png 14
Restricted 14+
Restricted to viewers aged 14 years and over. The content is moderate in impact. No M
OFLC Rating 16.png 16
Restricted 16+
Restricted to viewers aged 16 years and over. The content is strong in impact. No MA 15+
OFLC Rating 18+.png 18+
Contains content that is too extreme for a 16 rating. May only be shown for persons over that age of 18 Yes RC, R18+
OFLC Rating X.png X
X (Pornographic material)
Contains pornographic material can only be show to those over the age of 18. Yes RC, X18+

Refused Classification

RC (Refused Classification) – Contains material that is considered to offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that it should not be classified.
Reasons for a refusal of classification can include but are not limited to:

  • Detailed instruction or promotion in matters of crime or violence.
  • The promotion or provision of instruction in paedophile activity.
  • Descriptions or depictions of child sexual abuse or any other exploitative or offensive descriptions or depictions involving a person who is, or appears to be, a child under 18 years.
  • Gratuitous, exploitative or offensive depictions of:
    • violence with a very high degree of impact or which are excessively frequent, prolonged or detailed;
    • cruelty or real violence which are very detailed or which have an extremely high impact;
    • sexual violence
  • Depictions of practices such as bestiality, necrophilia or other practices that are revolting or abhorrent.
  • Gratuitous, exploitative or offensive depictions of:
    • activity accompanied by fetishes or practices that are offensive or abhorrent;
    • incest fantasies or other fantasies that are offensive or abhorrent

Classification is mandatory, and films that are rated Refused Classification by the OFLC are banned for sale, hire or public exhibition, carrying a maximum fine of 29,000Kr if an individual/organisation is found to be in breach of this. It is, however, legal to possess RC films and games, unless they contain illegal content (e.g. child pornography).

Films, Video Games and Literature currently refused classification

See also

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