'As Live' events include content other than traditional cinema films such as stage or sporting events which are projected in cinemas. A model for labelling such content has been developed which is based on a judgement that the public will accept a slightly lighter touch regulatory regime in relation to ‘as live’ transmissions.
What can/can't I submit?
Live transmissions sit outside the scope of the Licensing Act 2003 but any delayed exhibition (or ‘as live’ exhibition) of moving pictures of a live event is caught, even if the delay is only a few minutes.
To qualify as 'As Live' an event must have taken place within the past 7 days.
Due to the nature of an 'As Live' event, there is no footage to submit however submitting companies must submit the following information to us about the As Live performance:
- the company information
- the title of the live performance (ie the title to be used when the performance is shown in cinemas)
- the date of the live performance (this could be in the future)
- the nature of the live performance (eg opera, boxing match, play, pop concert, ballet, etc)
- details of any restrictions applying to children attending the live event, ie children under [x years] not admitted.
How do I submit?
Submissions should be made via the BBFC extranet.
How much does it cost?
Full details are available here.
Is there anything else I need to consider?
Once registration is complete we will provide you with a “white card” to be displayed in cinemas showing the performance. The white card will include the age-related symbol (12A, 15 or 18). The As Live white card should be on screen for a minimum of eight seconds in the appropriate slot prior to the screening of the As Live event.
Download the full scheme rules here: