Ukrainian State Film Agency

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The Ukrainian State Film Agency (Ukrainian: Державне агентство України з питань кіно; romanization: Derzhavne ahent·stvo Ukrayiny z pytanʹ kino), known in short as Dergkino (Держкіно), is the central executive body of cinematography in Ukraine. It was created in 2006.

Ratings[change | change source]

Ratings issued by the Dergkino as of the latest amendment in 2015:

  • Yes : ДА (Дитяча аудиторія): Film aimed for children. They contain no violence or obscenity.
  • For : ЗА (Загальна аудиторія): Suitable for all.
  • 12: Suitable for children aged 12 and older; those under 12 may be admitted if accompanied by an adult as parents may find upsetting to them.
  • 16: Not allowed for viewing by persons under 16 years of age.
  • 18: Not allowed for viewing by persons under 18 years of age. Additionally, "18" rated features may only be screened in theaters after 18:00, and they may be broadcast on television only after 22:00.
  • Denied : Відмовлено: Refused a classification by the Dergkino. Content may not be shown, advertised, or distributed anywhere in Ukraine.
    • Films can get rejected if they promote war, violence, cruelty, and fascism aimed at eliminating Ukraine's independence.

Formerly used[change | change source]

  • 14: Suitable for children aged 14 and older; those under 14 may be admitted if accompanied by an adult.
  • X21: Not allowed for viewing by persons under 21 years of age. Used to indicate pornography.