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Welcome to the BBFC Media Centre.  Here you can access BBFC Media Releases.

For all enquiries please contact Catherine Anderson,  Head of Communications. 

Tel: 0207 440 3285 Out of hours: 07946 423719 E-mail: canderson@bbfc.co.uk

For media requests regarding access to BBFC Archive files please let us have a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. It helps us find the relevant documents for you if you are able to  give detail relating to the research being undertaken, or your reasons for the enquiry. We will then check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC.  The BBFC is not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media. 

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mymovies brings new CBBFC website to life with latest film trailers and imagery

05/12/2013

The recently launched CBBFC website provides child and family friendly information about BBFC age ratings, BBFCinsight and how the BBFC works, alongside educational games like ‘Rate a Trailer’, where children can test how much they know about film classification. The website also provides...

BBFC introduces reduced classification tariff for short films by student or funded film makers

08/10/2013

The BBFC is pleased to announce a new tariff for short films made by film students or by first time filmmakers affiliated to a recognised funding scheme. The student short film tariff aims to enable filmmakers creating short films of up to 40 minutes as part of educational studies or funding...

BBFC launches their new website for children with a poster competition that asks how much kids know about age ratings

16/09/2013

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is challenging children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the cinema, to help remind parents, teachers and children what the five age ratings U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18 mean. The final poster will include...

UltraViolet adopts BBFC age ratings for cloud-based movie customers

12/09/2013

The digital copies of films added to users’ UltraViolet collections will now carry BBFC age ratings. UltraViolet is a free, cloud-based digital rights locker that gives flexibility to how and where customers watch films and TV shows they purchase. BBFC age ratings will be displayed against film...

New research reveals kids' summer of illegal downloads is a disturbing sight for young eyes

08/08/2013

Holby City actress and mum of three, Tina Hobley is urging parents to keep an eye on what their kids are watching online this summer, as new research released today reveals children and teens across the country are downloading or streaming films from illegal pirate websites, with many disturbed by...

BBFC Annual Report 2012

11/07/2013

In its centenary year the BBFC worked to achieve greater protection for children from harmful content both online and in videos exempt from classification under the Video Recordings Act.

BBFC replaces the Independent Mobile Classification Board (IMCB) as the regulation framework provider for mobile internet content

01/07/2013

The Classification Framework enables mobile operators to restrict access to their commercial content that is unsuitable for customers under the age of 18. The Framework is applied to commercial content such as: video and audio/video material; or mobile games.  The framework is also used by the...

BBFC marks 100 years of The Critics’ Circle with an afternoon of controversy and collaboration at The Cinema Museum

26/06/2013

To celebrate the centenary of The Critics’ Circle, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) hosts an afternoon with Film Section of The Critics’ Circle at The Cinema Museum in Kennington, London, on Wednesday 10 July.

Sainsbury’s Entertainment adopts BBFC age ratings

18/06/2013

Sainsbury’s Video On Demand service launched in May and allows the public to buy or rent movies to watch immediately on their computer or an Apple device. The service provides access to over 400 movies available to stream or download, often on the same day they are available on DVD.

BBFC age ratings to appear on new UK Kaleidescape Store

10/06/2013

Kaleidescape, the US-based movie server manufacturer, is now licensed to present BBFC ratings to UK customers shopping in its online movie store. The Kaleidescape Store, which launched in the UK on June 6, provides internet delivery of movies matching the audio/video quality and extra content of...

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