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Workshop: Film Classification with the Irish Film Classification Office

Date:Mar,25,2021 Time:10:00 AM


Have you ever wondered why some films are 15A and some are 16?  

Using a small collection of short Irish films, the film classification office will explore the process of classification with your students.

The Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO), a statutory body first established in 1923, is responsible for examining and certifying all cinema films and videos/DVDs distributed in Ireland.

Their aim is to provide the public and parents in particular with a modern and dependable system of classification that:

  • protects children and young persons
  • has regard for freedom of expression
  • has respect for the values of Irish society

In 2017, IFCO classified 1,072 cinema works (including trailers) and 3,089 video works.



Three short Irish films will be available to preview in advance of the workshop so that you can participate in the discussion. 

Thank you to Carbonated Comet, Threepin Productions and Failsafe Films for permission to screen their films as part of this event.


For access to these films please contact Fresh on