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Community Guidelines

Last updated on February 20, 2023 (“Effective Date”).


At FilmLocal, our mission is to help advance your career in film. That’s why we have created a platform for the community to use, grow their circle, educate themselves, and gain experience. We do so by implementing a variety of services that are listed below.

  • Job Board

  • Local Directories

  • Profile Pages, Networking, Messaging

  • Filmmaking Resources Partnerships

  • Rentals Postings

  • Workshops and Events

  • Filmmaking Articles and Local Film Promotions.

    We have developed a set of Community Guidelines that outline what is and is not allowed on our platform. The members are expressly prohibited from uploading or sharing any content that violates any applicable law or these Community Guidelines. These guidelines are our acceptable use policy, so if you come across content that shouldn’t be on our platform, please report it to us at

    We recommend that you also consult our Terms & Conditions, for additional information on terms applicable to you when you use our platform.

    By using our Platform, you agree that you have read and consented to these Community Guidelines, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and other policies as applicable to you, in their entirety.

1. Content Safety

We care about the content hosted on our platform. You are expressly prohibited from sharing any content on the platform that is false or misleading, violent, harassing, or otherwise illegal. We reserve the right to remove any such content that violates these Content Guidelines, our Terms, or applicable law, in our sole discretion.

  1. COVID-19: Content Guidelines Updates and Protections: We want to make sure that our Content Guidelines protect our users from harmful content and new types of abuses related to COVID-19. This is why you are prohibited from sharing, and we will remove such content that has the potential to contribute to misinformation that contributes to the risk of physical or mental harm. You are also prohibited from creating or sharing or uploading such content that exposes you or others to Covid-19, or any other virus, disease, or harm, or makes you violate State or Federal guidelines or the applicable law.

  2. Exploitation of any kind

    Please note, FilmLocal isn’t a place where we tolerate or allow the exploitation of humans or animals in any manner whatsoever. You’re not allowed to create or upload such content, and we’ll remove the content and accounts involved in practices that exploits the people, or animals, or that poses an imminent risk of harm to them. That includes:

    • ●  Sexual remarks

    • ●  Human trafficking, such as sex cams and escort services

    • ●  Slavery or forced labour

    • ●  Sexual exploitation of minors

    • ●  Violation of animal rights, or content or activities that may seem offensive to animal right

      activists, or that breaches any applicable law seeking to protect the interests of animals

    • ●  Inappropriate content, comments, photos or videos

  3. Adult-oriented Content

    Our platform isn’t a place for adult content or pornography. You’re not allowed to create or upload such content, and we will immediately remove all mature and explicit content from our Platform.

Examples may include, nude photos, graphic nudity, images or videos depicting sexual activities, etc.

  1. Misinformation

    Our platform isn’t a place for misleading other users or the general public. Any kind of content that leads to misinformation or false or misleading or motivated content that may harm our users or the public’s well-being, safety or trust is prohibited.

  2. Promotion of Hateful Acts

    FilmLocal isn’t a place for hateful content or the people that promote hateful activities or practices. We reserve the right to remove any and all such content. Examples of what isn’t allowed are negative remarks or slurs, prejudice and conspiracy theories, content that offends minority groups, religious groups, mocks religion, faith or practices, discriminatory content, regressive thoughts and opinions, and anything that creates a divide between people/groups/religions/faiths, misinformation, personal attacks, etc.

  3. Any form of Harassment or Bullying
    Our platform isn’t a place to mock, bully, insult, defame, hurt or antagonize anyone. The content must not contain any harassment, hate, abuse, threat, personal attack or violence. The examples include:

    • ●  Bullying that purposefully targets private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming

      them (including body shaming);

    • ●  Fake or altered or manipulated images or videos or content;

    • ●  Sexual remarks;

    • ●  Abusive or insulting language;

    • ●  Harassing or mocking someone’s faith, identity, religion, community, etc.;

    • ●  Other forms of harassment

  1. Violence

    Our platform isn’t a place for graphic violence, threatening language, or abuse. We reserve the right to remove such content that includes grossly disturbing scenes from before or after violent events or threats or offensive or violent language.

  2. Illegal and Harmful Content

    Our platform isn’t a place for practices that may be harmful or deceptive. You must not distribute any of the following content on or through FilmLocal:

    1. That violates applicable law, rules, directions, and notifications of the appropriate government, including the one related to Covid19 guidelines

    2. That risk harm to people or animals, including sexual, physical, or financial exploitation

    3. Other illegal commercial exploitation

    4. Irresponsible and harmful animal tourism or otherwise exploitative practices

    5. Harmful or hateful activities

    6. That aids or assists in committing a crime or restricted activity

    7. That violates anyone’s intellectual property right, including without limitation, trademark, copyright, patent or design

    8. That support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate groups

  3. Private Information

    You cannot publish or post other people’s private information (such as name, photos, videos, phone number, or address) without permission. We also prohibit threatening to expose private information or incentivizing others to do so.

  4. Suicidal or Harmful Behaviour

    Our platform isn’t a place for any kind of content that expresses, shows, motivates or encourages suicide, self-injury, self-destruction, self-immolation or drug abuse. We’ll remove the following kind of content:

  • ●  Suicide notes

  • ●  Photos or videos of people instilling harm to themselves or to another person

  • ●  Making fun of someone who committed or attempted to commit suicide

  • ●  Any death-related content

  • ●  Dangerous content

  • ●  Aiding or encouraging people to commit suicide or harm oneself

xi. Texts, Comments, and Profiles

All of the rules mentioned above apply equally to all texts, comments, content, and even your profile on the FilmLocal platform.

  1. Intellectual Property and other rights

    We value intellectual property rights as they are integral for promoting expression, creativity, and innovation. If you share, upload, or create any content on the Platform, you will continue to own all of the content. However, before sharing content on the platform, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks and other legal rights.

    Our Terms do not allow people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.

  2. Platform Security

    To protect our platform, we ask that you please:

    • ●  Don’t access, use or tamper with our systems or our technical providers’ systems;

    • ●  Don’t break or circumvent our security measures or test the vulnerability of our systems or networks;

    • ●  Don’t use any undocumented or unsupported method to access, search, scrape, download or change any part of the Site;

    • ●  Don’t try to reverse engineer our software;

  • ●  Don’t try to interfere with people on the platform or our hosts or networks, like sending a virus, overloading, spamming or mail-bombing;

  • ●  Don’t collect or store personally identifiable information from the platform or people on the platform without permission;

  • ●  Don’t share your password, let anyone access your account or do anything that might put your account at risk;

  • ●  Don’t attempt to buy or sell access to your account, boards, or usernames, or otherwise transfer account features for compensation.

    4. Spam

    We want the content on the platform to be high-quality and useful for the theme of the Platform, so we remove spam when we find it. Don’t spread spam or engage in spammy behaviour.

    Reservation of Right

    We reserve the right to remove any content or profile that violates any of the Terms, Community Guidelines, or applicable law, or that posts content that does not resonate with the theme of the Platform.

    Contacting Us
    If you have any questions about these Community Guidelines, or if you would like to report a violation, please contact us at

    Thank you,

    Team FilmLocal


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