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#askBBFC Twitter Q and A Transcript - Friday 13 December

On Friday 13 December we held the answers session for our final BBFC #askBBFC twitter Q and A of 2013. At the beginning of the week we asked our other followers to tweet us with their questions about age ratings for films released in 2013. 

Date 13/12/2013

The answer session took the most interesting questions and answered them during a 30 minute session. If you missed this, the transcript of questions and answers follows below.

We aim to hold a twitter Q and A once a month and we’ll give plenty notice about when we’re collecting questions, whether there is a specific theme and when the answer session will take place. We use this format to ensure that any questions that require detailed answers can be researched if required and formulated into as few tweets as possible.

You can send longer questions you have to us at any time, by emailing us.
 

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For our last twitter Q&A of 2013 we have some #askBBFC questions about films classified this year & age ratings in general

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Jacob Betteridge asks: BBFC Do you enjoy rating anime? #askbbfc

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We think Jacob Betteridge must be a little psychic for coming up with this #askBBFC question

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#askbbfc Jacob Betteridge – we can exclusively reveal that our next podcast is on the subject of classifying #anime

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#askbbfc Jacob Betteridge we speak to an examiner about how anime is classified & where it can challenge some expectations of animation

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#askbbfc Jacob Betteridge - we’ll put the podcast live on Friday 20 December. You can also read our anime case study

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#askBBFC We'll advertise the anime podcast on the homepage. Past episodes of the podcast are available on the website

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Our next #askBBFC question is about a horror film that was rated 18 after cuts in September this year

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Joe Morgan #askbbfc : I saw the unrated version of I Spit On Your Grave2. I didn't think it showed anything that would require cutting 6mins

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#askbbfc Joe Morgan we have BBFCinsight for I Spit On Your Grave 2

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#askbbfc Joe Morgan - the record also shows pre-cuts info which explains the cuts made by the distributor to secure an 18 classification

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#askbbfc Joe Morgan our research on Sexual & Sadistic Violence is also detailed in this press release

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Our next & final #askBBFC question today is about whether categories other than 12A, should have similar advisory versions at the cinema

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Ross Miller - any plans to introduce 18A ratings? Someone 17 & a half can't get in to an 18 but how much less mature can they be? #askBBFC

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#askbbfc Ross Miller - There’s no plans for an 18A rating

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#askbbfc Ross Miller there’s been little public feedback from parents in favour of an 18A rating for their children, or from the industry

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#askbbfc Ross Miller The 18 is designed to allow adults to choose what they watch as long as it is within the law & doesn't pose a harm risk

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#askbbfc Ross Miller – we review the Classifications regularly, you can see past research online

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Thank you to everyone submitting #askBBFC questions this week

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