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Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Films Act (FA)

last updated 20 February 2018

Issued Date:04 December 2017

Close of Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Films Act (FA)

20 February 2018

IMDA has issued the Closing Note to the Public Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the Films Act (FA).

IMDA would like to thank all respondents for their submissions and feedback.

Please refer to the links below for the relevant materials:

1. Closing Note to Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the FA

2. Annex – Submissions Received


Second and Final Extension of Consultation Process

20 December 2017

In consideration of further requests for more time to provide feedback to the “Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Films Act (FA)”, IMDA has granted a second extension until 30 December 2017, 5pm, Singapore time, two weeks after the original deadline of 15 December 2017.

This extension is final. There will be no further extensions.

The mode of submission for comments on our proposals remains the same. IMDA looks forward to receiving your comments.


Extension of Consultation Process

8 December 2017

In consideration of requests for more time to provide feedback to the “Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Films Act (FA)”, IMDA has extended the consultation until 22 December 2017, 5pm, Singapore time, one week after the original deadline of 15 December 2017.

The mode of submission for comments on our proposals remains the same. IMDA looks forward to receiving your comments.


4 December 2017

MCI and IMDA are conducting a public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Films Act (FA) to bring the Act up-to-date given the changes in the media landscape, to formally establish a co-classification scheme for films up to PG13 rating, and to introduce a class licence for video games retailers.  The proposals also include clarifications to the regulatory scope of the FA and changes to the processes for appeals against IMDA’s decisions. As IMDA takes on investigations into breaches of the FA, its investigation and enforcement powers will be enhanced accordingly.

A copy of the public consultation paper is available here. The full amendments are detailed in the draft Films (Amendment) Bill in the Annex.

MCI and IMDA invite interested parties to submit written comments on our proposals.  The submission format and details are set out in Part 3 of the consultation paper.

All responses should be submitted to IMDA by 5pm, 15 December 2017, and addressed to:

 

Ms Lee Ee Jia

Director (Media Policy)

Infocomm Media Development Authority

(Attention: Ms Tee Yock Sian)

Email: consultation@imda.gov.sg