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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 BBFC Archive files please let us have a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. It helps us find the relevant documents for you if you are able to  give detail relating to the research being undertaken, or your reasons for the enquiry. We will then check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC.  The BBFC is not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media. 

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Creative Industries Minister Welcomes BBFC Watch and Rate Scheme

10/02/2011

Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey, today welcomed the BBFC's new Watch and Rate scheme, which provides classifications for straight to download content, as good for the industry and good for the public. Speaking after seeing a demonstration of the new scheme, he said:

BBFC App for iPhone and iPod Touch

04/02/2011

The BBFC now has a free App for iPhone® and iPod touch® which lets you check out the latest film and DVD classification decisions from the BBFC.

BBFC intorduces new online classification service and issues 200,000 online certificates

11/01/2011

 Since 2008 the BBFC has been working with the UK video industry to provide a content labelling system for film, video and TV content supplied by internet, wireless or mobile signal which the public can trust and understand.  By giving over 200,000 titles a digital classification the BBFC has...

BBFC Reconsiders Classification of The King's Speech

21/10/2010

The BBFC has, after an appeal by the distributor of The King's Speech against the original '15' rating, applied its formal reconsideration process to the cinema release and classified it '12A' with the Consumer Advice 'Contains strong language in a speech therapy context'. The BBFC's language...

BBFC CUTS A SERBIAN FILM AND REMAKE OF I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

26/08/2010

The remake of the 1978 'rape and revenge' film, I Spit on Your Grave, has been cut by the BBFC to receive an '18' cinema rating. Cuts have been requested to A Serbian Film for DVD and Blu-ray release.

BBFC PUBLISHES 2009 ANNUAL REPORT

03/06/2010

A year of declining submissions for cinema and DVD but increased online certification via the BBFC.online scheme is marked in the BBFC Annual Report for 2009, published today. While the Board saw 'traditional' media submissions fall for the third year running, the voluntary classification scheme...

BBFC REJECTS SEXUALLY VIOLENT DVD

10/05/2010

The BBFC has rejected the sexually violent DVD, Lost in the Hood. This means that it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK. The decision was taken by the Director, David Cooke and the Presidential Team of Sir Quentin Thomas, Alison Hastings and Gerard Lemos. Lost in the Hood is a US sex...

BBFC REJECTS SEXUALLY VIOLENT JAPANESE HORROR DVD

19/08/2009

The BBFC has rejected the DVD Grotesque. This means that it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK. The decision was taken by the Director, David Cooke and the Presidential Team of Sir Quentin Thomas, Alison Hastings and Gerard Lemos.

NEW CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINES PUBLISHED BY THE BBFC

23/06/2009

The views of over 8,700 people across the UK from the age of 16 upwards have formed the basis for the latest set of classification Guidelines published today by the BBFC. David Cooke, Director of the BBFC said:

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