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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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New research reveals kids' summer of illegal downloads is a disturbing sight for young eyes


Holby City actress and mum of three, Tina Hobley is urging parents to keep an eye on what their kids are watching online this summer, as new research released today reveals children and teens across the country are downloading or streaming films from illegal pirate websites, with many disturbed by...

BBFC Annual Report 2012


In its centenary year the BBFC worked to achieve greater protection for children from harmful content both online and in videos exempt from classification under the Video Recordings Act.

BBFC replaces the Independent Mobile Classification Board (IMCB) as the regulation framework provider for mobile internet content


The Classification Framework enables mobile operators to restrict access to their commercial content that is unsuitable for customers under the age of 18. The Framework is applied to commercial content such as: video and audio/video material; or mobile games.  The framework is also used by the...

BBFC marks 100 years of The Critics’ Circle with an afternoon of controversy and collaboration at The Cinema Museum


To celebrate the centenary of The Critics’ Circle, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) hosts an afternoon with Film Section of The Critics’ Circle at The Cinema Museum in Kennington, London, on Wednesday 10 July.

Sainsbury’s Entertainment adopts BBFC age ratings


Sainsbury’s Video On Demand service launched in May and allows the public to buy or rent movies to watch immediately on their computer or an Apple device. The service provides access to over 400 movies available to stream or download, often on the same day they are available on DVD.

BBFC age ratings to appear on new UK Kaleidescape Store


Kaleidescape, the US-based movie server manufacturer, is now licensed to present BBFC ratings to UK customers shopping in its online movie store. The Kaleidescape Store, which launched in the UK on June 6, provides internet delivery of movies matching the audio/video quality and extra content of...

BBFC website closed for maintenance on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2013


On Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June the BBFC website will be closed for essential maintenance work.The free BBFC app for iPhone and Android will function based on the information stored the last time a BBFC app user refreshed their feed. We advise that anyone wishing to use up to date BBFC age...

BBFC recommend new Hobs Pit attraction at Pleasurewood Hills is rated 12A


The new Hobs Pit ride, which cost over half a million pounds, has been developed by Pleasurewood Hills in conjunction with world renowned special effects expert Rob Ostir and voice actor Corey Burton. The pair, who usually work with theme parks in the USA such as Disney World and Universal Studios...

British Board of Film Classification gives age rating to Museum of Liverpool film


The 20 minute film THE POWER AND THE GLORY?  by Hurricane Films, was made specifically for the Museum and is rated PG for archive images of historical events including World War I and news footage of Bloody Sunday. The film will be shown in the Museum of Liverpool theatre nine times a day every 45...

BBFC launch website survey for Classification Guidelines review


From Friday 1 March for six weeks, anyone will be able to complete the survey on the BBFC website, helping to contribute to the large scale public consultation exercise the BBFC carries out every 4-5 years. The review ensures the BBFC Classification Guidelines for age rating films are in step with...