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The BBFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Swaffer as President. The appointment took effect from today. He succeeds Sir Quentin Thomas CB who stepped down after ten years.
Behind the Scenes at the BBFC, published in the BBFC’s centenary year, traces the fascinating history of film classification, censorship and controversy in Britain, and marks an unparalleled collaboration between the BBFC and leading film critics, historians and cultural commentators.
BBFC Director David Cooke and Senior Film Examiner Craig Lapper will take the audience through key milestones in the history of the BBFC, illustrated with artefacts and film clips, and closing with an audiences question and answer session. The presentation will be preceded by a reception for all...
The DVD/Blu-ray version of MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE is classified 12. It differs from the theatrical version submitted to the BBFC which is classified 12A.In publishing the Extended Classification Information (ECI) for the DVD/Blu-ray MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, a technical error occurred and the...
BBFC Annual Report 2011: BBFC find out their value in the internet age, announce plans for new research into sexual violence & adopt a tougher line on exempt video content
In 2011 the BBFC considered The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (in which a man achieves sexual gratification from the stapling together of victims to form a human centipede and which culminates in him raping a woman with barbed wire) and The Bunny Game (in which a truck driver abducts, strips...
An advertisement for an open competition to choose his successor has been placed today and Sir Quentin Thomas will remain in post until a successor is selected.Sir Quentin Thomas said:
The British Board of Film Classification and University of Westminster celebrate 100 years of cinematic history
Opening on 11 June at the historic headquarters of the University at Regent Street, the exhibition charts the birth of film censorship and classification, through to cutting edge rating and labelling of online content, and the cinematic heritage of the various incarnations of the Old Cinema at the...
BBFC encourages online film labelling with automatic online classifications for DVD and Blu-Ray releases
The move aims to help the home entertainment industry streamline their physical and digital products and to provide consumers with the classification symbols they know and trust for their on-demand downloads.