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
Celluloid films certification Fee Chart
|Length||Gauge||Certification Fee (other than educational)||Certification fee (educational films)||Screening Fee|
70 mm celluloid
Video Films Certification Fee Chart
|Gauge||Certification Fee (other than educational)||Certification fee (educational) film||Screening Fee|
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
- 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.
- 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