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If you have any questions please contact the Customer Helpline at helpline@bbfc.co.uk or on 020 7440 0299.

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Classification of video games

29/07/2012

 The BBFC will continue to classify all games featuring strong pornographic (R18 level) content and ancillary games attached to a wider, primarily linear submission.

DVD/Blu-ray service announcement: Changes to BBFC paper certificates and Interim Clearance Forms

13/07/2012

In response to feedback from our customers, we would like to announce two service improvements that will be introduced on 8 October 2012. Classification certificates Paper certificates will be discontinued and replaced with electronic versions. Once your work has been classified a PDF copy will be...

Packaging service announcement: Packaging submissions to go digital-only

13/07/2012

In response to customer feedback, the BBFC introduced online submissions for VPRC (packaging) works in January. Using the extranet, the service allows you to create an online packaging submission form and to upload a PDF copy of the sleeve for approval.

Adverts service announcement: Ad submission forms & certificates to go digital-only

13/07/2012

Following a positive customer response to the introduction of online submission forms, we will no longer accept paper submission forms for advertisements from 8 October 2012. At that point all submissions should be made via your extranet account, which provides a much quicker and easier way to...

Packaging service announcement: Packaging submissions to go digital-only

13/07/2012

In response to customer feedback, the BBFC introduced online submissions for VPRC (packaging) works in January. Using the extranet, the service allows you to create an online packaging submission form and to upload a PDF copy of the sleeve for approval.This has several benefits:

Theatrical service announcement: Theatrical bookings & certificates to go digital-only

13/07/2012

In response to feedback from our customers, we would like to announce two service improvements that will be introduced on 8 October 2012. Submitting Theatrical Works Following a successful trial period, online bookings will become mandatory and we will no longer accept paper submission forms. All...

New Policy For Classifying IMAX Digital Works

08/05/2012

The BBFC is pleased to announce a new policy for classifying Imax Digital works which further reduces industry costs for our Theatrical customers.From today (Tuesday 8th May 2012), the policy which has been agreed with the Film Distributors Association, is as follows; New policy for classifying...

BBFC Introduces Fast-Track Service for Cinema Submissions

10/02/2012

I am pleased to announce a new service to our Film customers for cinema releases. Pre-Booking Express (PBE) is a fast track classification process for film submissions which enables you to get a category decision within 24 hours. The service will go live on Monday 13th February 2012.

BBFC Introduces Digital Packaging Submissions

02/02/2012

The BBFC is pleased to announce a new digital process for VPRC (packaging) submissions. From Monday 6th February 2012, customers will be able to submit packaging via their Extranet account by completing an online packaging submission form and uploading a PDF copy of the sleeve. This service...

BBFC Tariff Concession For Identical Video Versions of Theatrical Releases

01/12/2011

The BBFC is committed to providing a cost-effective and efficient classification service to its customers. To that end, we are pleased to announce a concession in our tariff to identical Video feature versions of classified Theatrical feature works which were given a certificate on or after 1st...

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