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New Policy For Classifying IMAX Digital Works

Date 08/05/2012

The BBFC is pleased to announce a new policy for classifying Imax Digital works which further reduces industry costs for our Theatrical customers.

From today (Tuesday 8th May 2012), the policy which has been agreed with the Film Distributors Association, is as follows; New policy for classifying IMAX Digital

  1. The BBFC will continue to classify separately IMAX shot films;
  2. The BBFC will continue to classify separately IMAX Digital films which contain any IMAX shot material;
  3. The BBFC will continue to classify separately films being shown on the massive IMAX screens such as the one at Waterloo;
  4. The BBFC will not classify separately films not falling into (i), (ii) or (iii) above which are to be shown on IMAX Digital screens which are no larger than 25.6m wide x 11m high. (NB This figure would include all the existing IMAX Digital screens which are equivalent to a regular screen but would exclude screens such as Waterloo (the proper IMAX Waterloo is 26x20m)). IMAX Digital films falling into this bracket should use the same BBFC black card issued to the classified DCP version.

We hope you find this new policy useful.

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