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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. 

For BBFC logos, please see the BBFC Press Kit.

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BBFC website closed for maintenance on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2013

30/05/2013

On Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June the BBFC website will be closed for essential maintenance work.The free BBFC app for iPhone and Android will function based on the information stored the last time a BBFC app user refreshed their feed. We advise that anyone wishing to use up to date BBFC age...

British Board of Film Classification gives age rating to Museum of Liverpool film

27/03/2013

The 20 minute film THE POWER AND THE GLORY?  by Hurricane Films, was made specifically for the Museum and is rated PG for archive images of historical events including World War I and news footage of Bloody Sunday. The film will be shown in the Museum of Liverpool theatre nine times a day every 45...

BBFC launch website survey for Classification Guidelines review

27/02/2013

From Friday 1 March for six weeks, anyone will be able to complete the survey on the BBFC website, helping to contribute to the large scale public consultation exercise the BBFC carries out every 4-5 years. The review ensures the BBFC Classification Guidelines for age rating films are in step with...

MyMovies classified as right partner for BBFC

05/02/2013

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and MyMovies have announced an extension to their existing partnership that sees the digital agency providing a comprehensive film content and video technology service for the new BBFC website. The recently launched platform brings film ratings with...

ParentPort helps parents keep children safe online

05/02/2013

Despite a large volume of useful tips and online safety advice already being available online, this information is often fragmented and difficult to find.

BBFC launch new advert to promote BBFCinsight in cinemas and online

30/01/2013

BBFCinsight gives parents a clear idea of how and why films have been rated and what issues the films contain. It is displayed on the BBFC website and free BBFC Apps under the title and running time for each film. A short summary of BBFCinsight is also printed on DVD boxes and cinema posters.

BBFC is to adjust sexual and sadistic violence policy to take into account key areas of public concern

10/12/2012

Research carried out on behalf of the BBFC in 2002 and again in 2012 demonstrates that members of the film viewing public find unacceptable certain depictions of sexual and sadistic violence which, in their view, have the potential to cause harm.

BBFC launch new website with detailed BBFCinsight for film releases

29/11/2012

David Cooke, Director of the BBFC says: “We designed the new website to make it easier for parents to make informed decisions about the films their children see whether at the cinema, on DVD or via download.

Students put new twist on anti-piracy adverts

19/11/2012

Screen stars support innovative new approach, which launches nationwide todayTwo young design students from London have created an innovative take on anti-piracy advertising for the UK film, TV and video industry.

Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey praises the BBFC and the home entertainment industry

01/11/2012

 Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey, today opened the BBFC’s international film classifiers conference in London. He praised the BBFC for their work with the home entertainment industry to bring well understood and trusted BBFC age ratings and content advice to films streamed online. During...

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