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

For all enquiries please contact Brittany Maher-Kirk, Senior Communications Manager. 

Tel: 0207 440 0397 E-mail:

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 Update on Coronavirus


The BBFC is taking the current situation regarding coronavirus in the UK very seriously, and we are following Government advice. From Tuesday 17 March, we will be putting new contingency measures in place to make sure that we can continue to classify content and provide a high level of service to...

BBFC changes the way domestic abuse is referred to in ratings info for films and episodic content following new research


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is changing the way it highlights domestic abuse in ratings info for films and episodic content, after working with Women’s Aid and Respect on new research. 

Three new members appointed to the BBFC’s Board of Directors


The BBFC’s Board of Directors has appointed three new members to its ranks in a move that will maintain an active and diverse Board. This follows the Board of Directors’ decision last year to appoint two new members of The Board of Classification, with Lord Patel and Murphy Cobbing being named...

BBFC Podcast celebrates 100th episode with renowned film critic Mark Kermode


For their 100th podcast, the BBFC have teamed up with film critic, journalist and host of BBC’s Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, Mark Kermode, for a very special episode.Listeners can enjoy an open discussion between Mark and the BBFC’s Head of Compliance, Craig Lapper, as they delve into Mark’s...

First film classified using the BBFC’s brand new order management and classification platform


The first film to be classified using the BBFC’s brand new, world leading classification platform has officially received its age rating certificate. Birds of Prey is the first cinema release to be submitted and classified using the BBFC’s new client portal and tagging platform. The BBFC has been...

BBFC launch Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings


The BBFC has launched a Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings, to help all parents and carers understand age ratings and explain them to the children they care for. The detailed guide explains what age ratings are, how they are decided and what the category defining issues are the BBFC looks out for -...

BBFC receives CTC Team of the Year Award 2019


The BBFC is very proud to be the recipient of this year’s Team of the Year award from the Cinema Technology Community (CTC) at their annual awards ceremony, which took place on 11 November 2019.The CTC awards night recognised individuals and organisations that continue to drive excellence in movie...

BBFC releases podcast mini series celebrating redesigned age rating symbols


For the first time, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is releasing a mini series of daily podcasts based on the iconic age rating symbols, startin

Don’t call us boring: ‘Generation Conscious’ want to make better decisions than ever before


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is launching new age rating symbols which, for the first time, are designed for digital streaming platforms - a move which will give young people better and consistent guidance about film and TV content, enabling them to make conscious decisions...

BBFC statement on Age-verification under the Digital Economy Act


The introduction of age-verification on pornographic websites in the UK is a necessary and important child protection measure.