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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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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...

BBFC ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT

17/10/2012

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 available from 23 November

03/10/2012

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.

A SUREFIRE CERT: HIPPODROME WELCOMES THE BBFC

21/09/2012

 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...

BBFC Statement: MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DVD/Blu-Ray

18/09/2012

 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

10/07/2012

  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...

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