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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 Rejects Criticism Of Byron Games Classification Proposals

30/06/2008

The BBFC's Director, David Cooke, today rejected criticisms from some quarters of the games industry of the Byron Report proposals for games classification. He said:

BBFC Launches Download Classification Scheme in Partnership with the Home Entertainment Industry

21/05/2008

The BBFC has worked closely with the home entertainment industry to develop this voluntary regulatory scheme that will bring the benefits of the DVD classification system to the world of downloads and the internet. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Europe, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox...

BBFC Tougher on Violence than US Counterpart

21/05/2008

The BBFC is taking a tougher stance on violence in films aimed at young teenagers than the US film regulator, the MPAA (the Motion Picture Association of America). The differences are highlighted in the BBFC's 2007 Annual Report, published today. David Cooke, Director of the BBFC said:

BBFC Responds to the Byron Review

27/03/2008

Responding to the Byron Report, David Cooke, Director of the BBFC, said:

VAC ALLOWS APPEAL ON MANHUNT 2

14/03/2008

The Board's decision to refuse a certificate to Manhunt 2 was successfully challenged on appeal to the Video Appeals Committee.  The Board challenged the VAC's decision by way of Judicial Review before the High Court, which quashed the decision on grounds of errors of law.

BBFC teams up with MyMovies.net

08/03/2008

The BBFC is teaming up with the UK's leading online and mobile supplier of film and film and video game related material to allow visitors to the Board's new website for parents pbbfc.co.uk to watch the latest film, DVD and video game trailers. MyMovies.net will provide cinema trailers for 'U', '...

BBFC Rejects Sexually Violent DVD

28/02/2008

The BBFC has rejected the DVD Murder Set Pieces. This means that it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK. The decision was taken by the Director, David Cooke and the Presidential Team of Sir Quentin Thomas, Lord Taylor of Warwick and Janet Lewis-Jones.

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