About Us

The Manitoba Film Classification Board (MFCB) has been serving the public since 1911. Like similar organizations in other provinces, the MFCB:

  • has at least 16 members on its board, mostly parents, all appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor;
  • regulates public exhibition of film;
  • licenses and regulates rental and sales of video/DVDs and video games for home entertainment;
  • uses a five-tier classification system - G, PG, 14A, 18A, R;
  • is part of Manitoba Sport, Culture, and Heritage; and
  • the chair reports directly to the Minister of Manitoba Sport, Culture, and Heritage

MFCB Mission Statement

The mission of the Manitoba Film Classification Board (MFCB) is to provide a procedure for the classification and regulation of motion pictures (film, video/DVD) and video games and to disseminate information about their nature and content to residents so that they can make informed choices.

MFCB Mandate

The Manitoba Film Classification Board (MFCB) is a government agency that receives its mandate through the Amusements Act. The MFCB safeguards the public interest by regulating the public exhibition, rental and distribution of motion pictures (film, video/DVD) and video games in Manitoba through administering the Amusements Act and Regulations.

Legislation

The MFCB takes its authority from the The Amusements Act