Content Policy Guidelines

Your film and other content (such as images and product descriptions) must adhere to these content policy guidelines, which may change over time. We reserve the right to make judgments about whether content is appropriate, including the appropriateness of suggested content ratings for a given title. In an effort to provide the best content to Film Buyers, we may choose not to offer your film or otherwise restrict its availability. We may also terminate your participation with Film Bureau’s distribution platform if you don't adhere to these content policy guidelines. If after we have suspended or terminated your account, you submit the same or similar content through a separate account, we reserve the right to terminate that account. If after we have terminated your account, you open a new account without our express permission, we will not owe you any License Fees through the new account.

Offensive Content

What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect. We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of all content and to accept or reject any films because they are offensive or otherwise at our discretion. In addition, we do not allow titles deemed pornographic (note that we will accept films that have been rated NC-17 by the MPAA), incite violence, promote hate speech or are deemed as propaganda to be made available through Film Bureau.

Pornographic Content
  • Content containing depictions of pornography or explicit depictions of sexual acts or nudity.
  • Content that glorifies illegal sexual acts.
  • Content primarily intended to sexually stimulate.
Violent Content
  • Content that contains graphic depictions of extreme gore, decapitations, unsettling content, and/or excessive violence intended to shock the customer.
  • Content that promotes, endorses, or incites the viewer to engage in dangerous or harmful acts.
  • Content that promotes organized crime, terrorism, or other illegal activities.
  • Content that glorifies or promotes illegal acts of animal abuse or torture.
  • Content that provides advice on how to begin or be involved in an illegal lifestyle.
  • Content that gives guidance on how create or build dangerous materials.
Hateful Content
  • Content that contains derogatory comments, hate speech, or threats specifically targeting any group or individuals.
  • Content that promotes hate speech, incites racial or gender hatred, or promotes groups or organizations that support such beliefs.
Harassment and Cyberbullying
  • Content containing abusive, debasing, and/or humiliating language.
  • Content that promotes or facilitates stalking or intimidation.
  • Malicious or harassing video content including, but not limited, to footage, image, audio obtained without consent.
Dangerous or Unlawful Content
  • Content that glorifies or promotes illegal or controlled drug use.
  • Content containing information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.
  • Content designed for the intent of spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.
Illegal and Infringing Content

We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously. It is your responsibility to ensurethat your content doesn't violate applicable laws or copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other rights (including with respect to components of your content such as the background music or items displayed within your content). Just because content is freely available does not mean you are free to copy and sell it.

  • Content that you did not create and do not have a license to distribute, including the entire work or components therein such as music or illustrations.
  • Content that contains trademarks that you have not obtained the rights to use.
Violations of Privacy or Defamation
  • Content containing someone’s personal information (e.g. address, phone, email, etc.).
  • Content that contains untrue statements about an individual that are intended to harm their reputation.
Public Domain Content

We do not accept public domain content or content which is undifferentiated or barely differentiated from one or more other titles.

Other Information

We don't accept content that contain external links to sites not specifically related to a filmor that may cause harm to a user’s computer or tracking tags, or which otherwise would provide a poor user experience such as quality issues, promotion of a business, etc.

Quality Issues
  • Content that contains sync issues (e.g. a source file where the audio and video durations do not match).
  • Content that contains a cover image which does not include the title name.
  • Content where captions are out of sync, or inaccurate.
  • Content that contains watermarks, logos, or references to an inaccurate distribution channel.
  • Functionality or calls to action that are unsupported by the Film Bureau platform.
  • Metadata and/or cover images that are misrepresentative of the content.
  • Content or metadata in an unsupported language.
  • Content that is duplicative to a title already being distributed by Film Bureau.
  • Content that does not rely on a moving picture experience (e.g., content consisting of static image(s) and/or content lacking significant visual variation).
  • Content that is freely available on the web, including content with open/public copyrights.
Business Promotion and External Links
  • Content that implies a partnership with Film Bureau or misuses the Film Bureau logo.
  • Content that contains a URL, external link or call to take action outside of the Film Bureau platform, is unrelated to the movie or causes harm to the user’s computer.
  • Content containing an advertisement or consisting solely of advertisements.
  • Content which leverages, misuses, portrays affiliation with, or otherwise uses another party's brand in a manner that is confusing to users.
Country-Specific Restrictions

Some countries in which we distribute content may have more restrictive standards than othercountries for what qualifies as "Offensive Content," or "Illegal and Infringing Content." This may include limitations on the display of tobacco branding and drug use; content containing offensive, illegal, or infringing depictions may be subject to publication restrictions in certain territories.

We may restrict any title from sale in any country where the sale or distribution ofthat content would violate that country's laws, cultural norms, or sensitivities or for any other reason at our discretion.