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Film classification process

Learn how Alberta classifies films and how its ratings compare.


Every film and trailer screened in Alberta must be rated before it is made public. Alberta’s film ratings are based on community standards and provide audiences with spoiler-free information about the kinds of content they can expect when choosing to attend a film.

In focus

Alberta’s film classification ratings and what they mean.
Learn how Alberta's film rating system is unique to our province.

Rating comparisons

How different film genres can be rated


Connect with us if you have a question about an Alberta film rating, or would like to get involved in film classification:

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