CATEGORIES OF EXHIBITION PREMISES
- Major Cinema
- Medium Cinema
- Small Cinema and
- Viewing Center
A Premise where a Board’s licensed Exhibitor exhibits Films and Video works, to which admission is or may be procured by payment of money or by ticket or by other means or consideration.
Requirements for licensing Exhibition Premises
- A completed application Form, attached with a Passport Photograph of the Chief Executive Officer
- Photocopy of a National or Regional Exhibitors Licence as applicable in the circumstance.
- Federal Fire Service Certificate as to the safety of the Premises
- Photocopies of the Bank payment tellers and NFVCB’s receipts
- A reference letter from the Bank
- Detailed Profile of the Cinema(s) specifying:
- The operator’s Profile
- The nature of the Cinema
- The number of exhibition halls and their seating capacities
- The available exit routes, in case of emergency
- Adequate Fire precautions
- The type and materials used for the seats and walls shall be fire resistant
- Well arranged rows in the Cinema to afford free access in case of emergency
- The arrangement of the halls must provide for people with disability and physically challenged.
- The Premises should have Posters printed in large characters, with instructions as to the actions to be taken in case of emergency and
- Any other information that is considered relevant.
- Cinemas are categorized into Major, Medium, and Small Cinemas.
- Viewing Centers are not Cinemas.
- Cinemas have the same requirements
- The category of a Cinema is determined by its sitting capacity as indicated in the box below
|1||MAJOR CINEMA HALL||201 Seats and above||1001 Seats and above|
|2||MEDIUM CINEMA HALL||Between 101 and 200||Between 501 and 1000|
|3||SMALL CINEMA HALL||100 and below||500 and below|
A Viewing Center is any house, room, building, garden, shop or place (enclosure) usually with poor level of infrastructure where any film or video work is exhibited, to which admission is or may be procured by payment of money or by ticket or by other means or consideration and usually located in communities.
Requirements for Viewing Center License
- A completed form, attached with the Passport Photograph of the Chief Executive Officer.
- A certificate of incorporation, Registration of Business name, or any other substitute as may be prescribed by the Board.
- Photocopies of the Bank payment tellers and NFVCB’s receipts for Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) processing fees and Ten thousand Naira (N10,000.00) licensing fee
- Bank Statement of the Proprietor
- A description of the Viewing center in a profile form, stating:
- The name of the Viewing Center (if any)
- The address of the Viewing Center
- The seating capacity
- Any other information that may be useful to the Board.
A Permit granted to a Licensed Exhibitor to exhibit Films and Video works once, in a Premise that is not licensed for the exhibition of Film and Video works, to which admission is or may be procured by payment of money or by ticket or by other means or consideration
Requirements for Spot Exhibition
- A completed application Form or an application letter stating what would have been contained in an application Form
- Photocopy of the Exhibitor’s Licence of the applicant
- Federal or State Fire Service Certificate as to the safety of the Premises
- Evidence of payment and NFVCB’s receipts for the Licence and Processing fees
- A detailed Profile of the venue specifying:
- The Operators: the applicant must show that the Operators are fit and proper persons to operate a Cinema and be granted a License
- The nature of the venue: Detailed description of the venue to be explained
- The safety arrangement: Evidence of the safety arrangement put in place by the operators must be explained and attached
- The Film to exhibit: The name of the Film or Video work to be exhibited must be stated. Also the synopsis, and the necessary approvals given by the Board must be attached
- Permit from the owners of the Premises: Evidence of the agreement with or Permit from the owners of the premises must be attached.
Confirmation Report: inspection report from a staff of the Board confirming that:
- The owner of the Premises gave approval
- The premises is good for the purpose
- The safety arrangement put in place is adequate and
- There is provision for our staff to be in attendance