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Submission Fee for Censoring a Film in India CBFC

Few days back, we wrote down an article- the process of censoring a feature film In India. To Linking with that article, here we detailing the censoring fee details of short films/documentary films and feature films. If in doubt, please add it in the comment section below, we will try to give out the best explanation for your query.

 

The censor board of India (CBFC) decide the censoring fee for each film on the basis of Length, type of Film and the film speaking language. The below shown table gives you an idea about the Film censoring fee In India, before skip into that section, let’s have a look into the meaning of unfamiliar film glossaries we used here.

 

Celluloid Films– The Films that used before digital era are celluloid films, also referred as Film Stock. Here, according to Indian Censor Board, any film of more than length more than 2000 metres ( 35 mm ) called Celluloid Films.

Video Films – Any digitally recorded film that, having running time above 70 minuteS is called as video films

Length – The total length of the film, denoted in MM

 

Table 1

 

 

Celluloid films certification Fee Chart

 

 

Length Gauge Certification Fee (other than educational) Certification fee (educational films) Screening Fee
300 16 mm
35 mm
70 mm celluloid
1000 200 100
600 2000 400 200
900 3000 600 300
1200 4000 800 400
1500 5000 1000 500
1800 6000 1200 600
2100 7000 1400 700
2400 8000 1600 800
2700 9000 1800 900
3000 10000 2000 1000
3300 11000 2200 1000
3600 12000 2400 1000
3900 13000 2600 1000
4200 14000 2800 1000
4500 15000 3000 1000
4800 16000 3200 1000
5100 17000 3400 1000
5400 18000 3600 1000
5700 19000 3800 1000
6000 20000 4000 1000

 

Table 2

 

Video Films Certification Fee Chart

 

 

Time
(min)
Gauge Certification Fee (other than educational) Certification fee (educational) film Screening Fee
10 video 950 280 70
20 1850 560 140
30 3000 600 210
40 3700 740 280
50 4600 920 350
60 5500 1100 420
70 6400 1280 490
80 7400 1480 540
90 8900 1660 630
100 9200 1840 700
110 10100 2020 770
120 11000 2200 840
130 12000 2400 910
140 12000 2560 980
150 13700 2740 1050
160 14700 2940 1120
170 15600 3120 1190
180 16500 3300 1260
190 17500 3500 1330
200 18300 3600 1400

 

Table 3

Cess (Tax) fee for feature Films

 

Language Amount of fee
Hindi / English Rs.20,000/-
All other languages Rs.10,000/-

 

The Total Sum That You need to pay

 

  1. For Short Films, Documentaries and Educational Films – The total fee that you needed to pay is the total sum of the certification fee + Screening Fee.

i.e. the censoring fee of 10 Minute short Film (video film category) is  Rs. 1020. The calculation is Rs 950 for certification and Rs. 50 for screening. So totally, you needed to pay Rs 1020 for getting a censor certificate for your short film.

  1. Likewise, if you are censoring a feature film, you should pay Cess fee extra (See Table 3) In addition to the certification and screening fee.

CBFC Website Contact Link: http://cbfcindia.gov.in/html/uniquepage.aspx?unique_page_id=31

 


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