The Full Wiki

More info on DJCTQ

DJCTQ: Wikis

  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Brazilian film and TV rating system.png

The DJCTQ, or Department of Justice, Rating, Titles and Qualification (Departamento de Justiça, Classificação, Títulos e Qualificação in Portuguese) rates movies, games and television programs in Brazil. It is controlled by the Ministry of Justice (Ministério da Justiça).

Movies and TV programs

The DJCTQ uses the following system:

  •  ER  Especialmente Recomendado para Crianças e Adolescentes (Especially Recommended for Children and Adolescents): This film and/or TV program is especially advised for children and adolescents. Contains educational material, and doesn't have any inappropriate content.
  •  L  Livre para Todos os Públicos (General Audiences): This film and/or TV program contains no objectionable content and can be viewed by anyone, regardless of age.
  •  10  Não Recomendando para Menores de 10 Anos (Not Recommended for Viewers younger than 10 Years of Age): This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 10 years of age. May contain little inappropriate language, little sexual innuendo, or mild violence.
  •  12  Não Recomendado para Menores de 12 Anos (Not Recommended for Viewers younger than 12 Years of Age): This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 12 years of age. May contain a mild inappropriate language, mild sexual innuendo, or mild violence.
  •  14  Não Recomendado para Menores de 14 Anos (Not Recommended for Viewers younger than 14 Years of Age): This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 14 years of age. May contain moderate inappropriate language, moderate sexual innuendo, mild sexual content, or brief allusions to drug use.
  •  16  Não Recomendado para Menores de 16 Anos (Not Recommended for Viewers younger than 16 Years of Age): This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 16 years of age. May contain strong language, sexual innuendo and/or mild sex with or without mild nudity, strong violence, or moderate scenes of or allusions to drug use.
  •  18  Não Recomendado para Menores de 18 Anos (Not Recommended for Viewers younger than 18 Years of Age): This film and/or TV program is forbidden for people under 18 years of age. It may contain strong language, explicit sexual content, frequent nudity, strong violence, or explicit scenes of drug abuse. This rating is also used for pornographic movies and television shows.

People under the minimum age indicated by the rating can watch the movie and/or TV program accompanied by their parents, except for pornographic films and TV programs. The films are rated by trained raters from the DJCTQ, but TV programs are rated by their own broadcasters, in which case the DJCTQ may change the self-assigned rating if considered inappropriate. More recently, the DJCTQ has surveyed the audience's opinions on the ratings indicated for specific films and/or TV programs. No "parental guidance" ratings are used.

Icon Description TV Screening Time
 L 
Livre para todos os públicos (General Audiences)
This film and/or TV program contains no objectionable content and can be viewed by anyone, regardless of age.
anytime
 10 
Não recomendado para menores de 10 anos (Not recommended for viewers younger than 10 years of age)
This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 10 years of age, for it may contain depreciative or obscene language, threatening, physical or verbal agression and drug use innuendo.
anytime
 12 
Não recomendado para menores de 12 anos (Not recommended for viewers younger than 12 years of age)
This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 12 years of age, for it may contain mild nudity, sexual innuendo, obscene language and gestures, erotism, exposure of people to humiliating or degrading situations, detailed description of crimes or agressive actions, physical or verbal agression (such as implicit murder and animal abuse), exposure of corpses, and legal or illegal drug consuming innuendo.
from 8:00pm to 6:00am
 14 
Não recomendado para menores de 14 anos (Not recommended for viewers younger than 14 years of age)
This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 14 years of age, for it may contain nudity, intimate relationships, excessively obscene or degrading language, violence (such as physical or verbal agression, murder, torture and suicide) illegal drug consuming, and explicit and repeated legal drug consuming.
from 9:00pm to 6:00am
 16 
Não recomendado para menores de 16 anos (Not recommended for viewers younger than 16 years of age)
This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 16 years of age, for it may contain sexual relationships, nudity and intimate caresses, detailed violence (murder, physical agression, torture, rape, mutilation, sexual abuse), explicit illegal drug consuming, and inducement to consume drugs.
from 10:00pm to 6:00am
 18 
Não recomendado para menores de 18 anos (Not recommended for viewers younger than 18 years of age)
This film and/or TV program is recommended for persons with or over 18 years of age, for it may contain explicit sex, pronography, excessive violence (murder, torture, rape, suicide, mutilation, detailed exposure of corpses), and explicit and repeated consuming of illegal drugs. This classification is also used for pornographic films and/or TV programs.
from 11:00pm to 6:00am
 ER 
Especialmente recomendado para crianças e adolescentes (Especially recommended for children and teenagers)
This film and/or TV program does not containt any inappropriate contents, but it may be better understood by children older than 9 years of age and teenagers.
anytime

Games

Games are rated in Brazil by the DJCTQ since October 2002. The growing game market in Brazil needed bigger control over the countless games sold in the country every day. It was introduced by Senator José Gregori.

The American system that was being used by some Brazilian distributors, from Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), was not translated from English or adapted to the Brazilian culture, being inappropriate for the Brazilian market and leaving most consumers uninformed.

Between October 2002 and September 2004, the DJCTQ analyzed and rated over 2,100 electronic games for both computer and video game consoles.

The game rating system is very similar to the film and television rating system, except for lacking the ER rating:

  • Livre (general)
  • 10 anos (10 years)
  • 12 anos (12 years)
  • 14 anos (14 years)
  • 16 anos (16 years)
  • 18 anos (18 years)

Content descriptors are also used, similar to ESRB system. Games are rated by trained raters, and the main topics analyzed by the DJCTQ are sex, violence and drugs. Rating is mandatory for all games released in Brazil.

A film, television show and video game ratings database is available in the Ministry of Justice website.

External links








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message