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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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A SUREFIRE CERT: HIPPODROME WELCOMES THE BBFC

21/09/2012

 BBFC Director David Cooke and Senior Film Examiner Craig Lapper will take the audience through key milestones in the history of the BBFC, illustrated with artefacts and film clips, and closing with an audiences question and answer session.  The presentation will be preceded by a reception for all...

BBFC Statement: MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DVD/Blu-Ray

18/09/2012

 The DVD/Blu-ray version of MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE is classified 12. It differs from the theatrical version submitted to the BBFC which is classified 12A.In publishing the Extended Classification Information (ECI) for the DVD/Blu-ray MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, a technical error occurred and the...

BBFC Annual Report 2011: BBFC find out their value in the internet age, announce plans for new research into sexual violence & adopt a tougher line on exempt video content

10/07/2012

  In 2011 the BBFC considered The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (in which a man achieves sexual gratification from the stapling together of victims to form a human centipede and which culminates in him raping a woman with barbed wire) and The Bunny Game (in which a truck driver abducts, strips...

Sir Quentin Thomas steps down as President of the British Board of Film Classification

05/07/2012

An advertisement for an open competition to choose his successor has been placed today and Sir Quentin Thomas will remain in post until a successor is selected.Sir Quentin Thomas said:

The British Board of Film Classification and University of Westminster celebrate 100 years of cinematic history

11/06/2012

Opening on 11 June at the historic headquarters of the University at Regent Street, the exhibition charts the birth of film censorship and classification, through to cutting edge rating and labelling of online content, and the cinematic heritage of the various incarnations of the Old Cinema at the...

BBFC encourages online film labelling with automatic online classifications for DVD and Blu-Ray releases

06/06/2012

The move aims to help the home entertainment industry streamline their physical and digital products and to provide consumers with the classification symbols they know and trust for their on-demand downloads.

Xbox LIVE Zune video marketplace adopts BBFC age-ratings

14/05/2012

David Cooke, Director of the BBFC, says

BBFC wins 2012 BVA Special Award

04/05/2012

2012 BVA Special Award – BBFC

Alton Towers Resort calls in the British Board of Film Classification to help classify new terrifying attraction with an age rating

19/03/2012

Following unprecedented feedback from a testing panel during its beta phase, Alton Towers Resort has been compelled to seek advice from esteemed film classification body the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), to help assess its new psychologically terrifying underground attraction,...

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