David Bernie spoke to the resolution. David outlined that this year there were two examples of films not being allowed to be screened at film festivals on classification grounds. Seeking a review for such classification is expensive ($10,000) and unreasonable for smaller, independent filmmakers and film festivals. In response to some previously outlined concerns by CCL members that this could allow material such as child pornography to be shown at festivals, David noted that such material is governed and illegal under separate laws.
Martin Bibby also spoke briefly in support of the resolution.
The CCL committee recommended that the following resolution be endorsed by the AGM:
CCL calls for film festivals to be exempt from the film classification system and further exempt from the fees required for review of adverse decisions.
Moved David Bernie / Martin Bibby: That the proposed resolution relating to censorship at film festivals be approved. Carried.