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Here you can read news from our Education Team and partners, plus articles written by BBFC staff. Like our case studies, our articles focus on key issues, films, initiatives and historical moments. They offer insight into how the BBFC responded to different events and changes in the film and media landscape.

 

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#askBBFC Twitter Q and A Transcript - Wednesday 30 October

31/10/2013

The previous week, we asked parents, teachers and our other followers to tweet us with their questions about age ratings for kids films at the cinema, on DVD or online.The answer session took the most interesting questions and answered them during a 30 minute session. If you missed this, the...

BBFC supports the Clapperboard Awards

28/10/2013

The BBFC is celebrating young film makers at the Clapperboard Awards Ceremony at The Lowry in Salford this evening. Young people from Salford and Merseyside, who have made six short films exploring issues such as football hate crime, identity, community, sexuality and health, and on-line safety,...

BBFC takes part in first National Youth Film Festival from 21 October – 08 November

16/10/2013

The BBFC is introducing films and holding interactive discussions about film classification for children and young people across the UK as part of the very first National Youth Film Festival.The National Youth Film Festival is a UK wide celebration of film and education, especially for schools and...

BBFC takes part in Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for under-12s in Belfast

09/10/2013

On Thursday 10 October and Friday 11 October the BBFC education team is taking part in the Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for under-12s in Belfast.

#askBBFC Twitter Q and A Transcript - Friday 04 October

07/10/2013

On Friday 4 October we held the second BBFC #askBBFC twitter Q and A answer session. Earlier in the week, we’d asked you to submit your questions about the BBFC and BBFC age ratings using the #askBBFC hashtag. The answer session took the most interesting questions and answered them during a 30...

Award-winning films get prestigious British classification

27/09/2013

Kids for Kids (KFK) UK, the County Durham-based children and young people’s filmmaking development organisation, continues to go from strength to strength.  The organisation has recently been chosen to run one of 38 BFI Film Network Academies which will bring new opportunities to young people in...

BBFC launches their new website for children with a poster competition that asks how much kids know about age ratings

16/09/2013

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is challenging children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the cinema, to help remind parents, teachers and children what the five age ratings U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18 mean. The final poster will include...

#askBBFC Twitter Q and A Transcript - Friday 06 September

09/09/2013

On Friday 6 September we ran the first BBFC #askBBFC twitter Q and A answer session. Earlier in the week, we’d asked you to submit your questions about BBFC age ratings using the #askBBFC hashtag. The answer session took the most interesting questions and answered them during a 30 minute session....

Childnet Film Competition 2013

19/07/2013

Childnet invited all UK schools and youth organisations to enter their film-making challenge again this year.Two separate projects for primary and secondary aged children deal with themes and key messages from Safer Internet Day 2013. Primary aged entrants were challenged to create a 60 second...

FILMCLUB Live cub reporters have their say

12/06/2013

Lucy was grilled by the FILMCLUB reporters in the studio – hearing about what bugs Phoebe about what she can’t see, and discussing the issues raised by the theme and tone of one of Sophie’s favourite films Juno. She also took questions and comments from school children all over the country via...

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