The BBFC offers an advice viewing service to the film industry, where distributors send in a work and are given an explanation of the likely age rating a work will receive. The distributor may submit a film or video work for advice at any stage of the production process and sometimes a film may still have significant editing or visual effects missing.
Distributors may choose to act on advice, for example by removing content to achieve a lower age rating.
Advice given in such circumstances is not binding and the BBFC reserves the right to reach a different decision when the work is submitted for classification in its finished form.
If the version of the work submitted for rating differs in any significant respect to that seen for advice, and if the changes appear to reflect advice given by the BBFC, then details of the changes will be clearly noted on this website.