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Welcome to the BBFC Media Centre.  Here you can access BBFC Media Releases.

For all enquiries please contact Billie Morgan, PR & Communications Officer. 

Tel: 0207 440 0397 E-mail: bmorgan@bbfc.co.uk

For media requests regarding access to our archive files please include a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. This helps us find the relevant documents for you. If you are able to provide details about your research, or reasons for your enquiry this is also helpful to us. We will check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC. We are not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media.

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BBFC releases Annual Report 2018

24/05/2019

BBFC releases Annual Report 2018Over the past year, the BBFC has received a 65% rise in content for distribution online.Video on demand (VoD) continues to receive more BBFC age ratings than any other formatRatings given to Cinema have risen 62% since 2008.

Regulator advises age-verification providers about use of digital wallets under the voluntary Age-verification Certificate (AVC)

03/05/2019

The AVC is a voluntary, non-statutory scheme that has been designed specifically to ensure age-verification providers maintain high standards of privacy and data security.  The AVC will ensure data minimisation, and that there is no handover of personal information used to verify an individual is...

Age-verification for online pornography to begin in July

17/04/2019

Age-verification for online pornography to begin in July. Porn sites must check age of users or risk facing sanctions. New approach is the first of its kind in the world, and puts in place the same protections that...

BBFC and Netflix announce new age ratings partnership as parents demand greater consistency across video on demand and online games platforms

14/03/2019

Netflix will produce BBFC age ratings for content using a manual tagging system along with an automated rating algorithm, with the BBFC taking up an auditing role. Netflix and the BBFC will work together to make sure Netflix's classification process produces ratings which are consistent with the...

BBFC launches new Classification Guidelines and calls for greater age rating consistency across online channels

16/01/2019

The BBFC's public consultation - involving more than 10,000 people – showed that young people and parents want to see an increase in classification guidance, particularly around online content, as well as more consistency across all platforms.

Applications are now open for the BBFC donations program

28/09/2018

The BBFC takes corporate responsibility seriously and is a proud supporter of the charity and voluntary sector. Our role as a public facing regulator means we frequently work with organisations who are doing important work to support the public in a range of different fields.

BBFC launches its Annual Report & Accounts 2017

19/07/2018

In 2017 the BBFC age rated 1,048 films for cinema release, representing an 82% growth in films classified compared to 2007. With a total of 378 titles, there were more films with a 12A age rating in 2017 than ever before. However 15 remains the most common age rating with 392 theatrical...

Website Maintenance 07/06/2018

07/06/2018

The BBFC website will be briefly unavailable from 6.15pm to 7.15pm on Thursday 7th june for system changes.  

Consultation on draft Guidance on Age Verification Arrangements and draft Guidance on Ancillary Service Providers launched

26/03/2018

The BBFC was designated by the Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport as the age-verification regulator under the Digital Economy Act 2017 on 21 February 2018.  Today  the BBFC is launching a consultation on the draft Guidance on Age Verification Arrangements and draft Guidance on...

BBFC launches its Annual Report & Accounts 2016

18/07/2017

In 2016 the BBFC age rated 1,075 films for cinema release, the most since 1957, proving that Britain continues to be a nation of film enthusiasts. In a year where almost twice as many films were released in cinemas compared to 2009, more films were rated 15 (401) than any other age rating.

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