When tickets go on sale some films in the programme are still waiting to be rated. Censor ratings will be added to the website as soon as they are available.


Please find below a guide to the various ratings and classifications that a film may receive. Certificates showing a film’s rating will be clearly displayed at festival venues, and will often have a note describing the nature of content in the film that may be of concern to viewers. Ratings can be found on the film pages of the website.


For more detailed on censorship go to www.classificationoffice.govt.nz

Ratings & Classifications



G – Unrestricted
Anyone can be shown this



PG – Unrestricted
Parental guidance may be needed for younger viewers