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Guidelines for Box-Set Submissions

last updated 03 November 2017

Box Set

Box-set submission is an initiative introduced by the Board of Film Censors (BFC) on 10 Jun 2009 to issue only one single certificate for box-set submissions. The Guidelines have been revised as of 1 July 2017.

The criteria of a box set, as defined by the BFC, includes:

• All films of a series - such as the Star Wars series or the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

• All films by a specific Director or featuring a specific male or female lead - such as A Collection of Alfred Hitchcock’s Greatest Works, A Collection of James Dean’s Movies or A Collection of Audrey Hepburn’s Films.

• It should be a finished product with proper title & packaging for the box set when submitting for classification.

Highest Rating Applies

The certificate which is to be affixed on the packaging of the box-set will carry the highest rating of all the titles within the box-set.

The move from affixing multiple certificates to a single certificate is part of cost-saving initiatives introduced by the BFC for the video industry.

Consumer Advice

In order to help consumers make informed choices, video distributors and companies are required to display the relevant consumer advisories on the packaging of the box-sets.

The consumer advice will be furnished by the BFC. 

A label specification guide for box-sets has been designed to assist video distributors in providing clear and consistent labelling on the box sets.

To view the Label Specification Guide for Box-Sets, please click here.​