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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:

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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British Board of Film Classification awards its first ever virtual reality certification for ABE VR


ABE VR awarded first ever BBFC age certification for Virtual Reality.

BBFC Asserts its IP Rights


The BBFC has asserted its IP rights against an online music video channel.

Website Maintenance: Sunday 10 April


The BBFC and CBBFC websites and the Customer Extranet may be unavailable for up to two hours from 6pm on Sunday 10 April.

Deregulation of Cinema Advertising


From 31 March 2016, the BBFC will delegate to the Cinema Advertising Association (CAA) the regulation of all cinema advertisements in the UK.

New BBFC competition asks children what they want to know about a film's classification before they see it at the cinema or at home


A new competition is asking children to tell the BBFC what information they would like to see in long BBFCinsight on CBBFC.

BBFC welcomes new Chief Executive Officer


David Austin (OBE) is the new Chief Executive (CEO) of the British Board of Film Classification.

BBFC welcomes new Policy Director


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) Policy Director is Alexandra Evans.

David Cooke reflects on high profile classification decisions from his tenure as BBFC Director


David Cooke, Director of the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC), will retire on 10 March 2016 following 12 years in post.

BBFC adds child-friendly long BBFCinsight to CBBFC to help families make informed viewing decisions together


As part of Safer Internet Day 2016, the BBFC is today launching a short video to promote new child-friendly long BBFCinsight, which is now available on the CBBFC website.

UK parents want the same age ratings for VOD films as cinema films


Research shows 85% of parents consider it important to have consistent classification on and offline