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Ontario Film Authority

Welcome to the Ontario Film Authority

About the OFA

Learn more about the Ontario Film Authority and how we work to classify films and keep you informed.

Industry Resources

Access important industry resources including Licensing Forms, Fee Schedule and Requests For Re-classification.


Find out more about how we inform moviegoers with our ratings system and search for specific film ratings.

News & Events

OFA Closed on Friday, August 2

The OFA offices will be closed on Friday, August 2nd for Staff Training and Appreciation. Film classification activities will resume on Tuesday, August 6th.
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As of July 1, 2019, the Ontario Film Authority will be implementing a new set of administrative fees. We are instituting these fees in order to continue to ensure that your film content is classified in a timely and efficient manner. The fees will allow the OFA to recover the cost of delays, including the cost of rescheduling screenings, staff downtime and administrative costs. These fees would be in addition to standard per minute and/or certificate fees for film classification.
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The Board of Directors of the Ontario Film Authority is pleased to announce the election of Sarah Timlick as Chair and Barbara Motzney as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. Sarah Timlick steps into the role as Chair after Mary Henricksen stepped down from the role to become Interim Executive Director/Registrar of the OFA.
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The Board of Directors of the Ontario Film Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Henricksen as Interim Executive Director and Interim Registrar, effective February 16, 2019. Further details regarding the recruitment process for a permanent Executive Director and Registrar will be made public in the coming weeks.
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Notice from the Registrar re. Applications for Classification by Documentation

Changes have been made to the content advisories and observations on page 2 of the Classification by Documentation and the Classification by Documentation-Limited Exhibition application forms which must be filled out according to the new Guide to the Elements and the Glossary. The new application forms (under Industry Resources/Forms/Film Classification Forms) and the new Guide to the Elements, the Content Advisories and the Glossary (under Film Classifications/Classification Categories & Content Advisories) will take effect on January 14, 2019.
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New and/or Edited Content Advisories

As of Monday, January 14, 2019, the OFRB (a division of the OFA) will be adding new and/or edited Content Advisories to the Certificates of Classification. These changes are part of a recent comprehensive evaluation to update and modernize the OFRB guidelines used to classify films in Ontario.
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