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Welcome to the BBFC Media Centre.  Here you can access BBFC Media Releases.

For all enquiries please contact Brittany Maher-Kirk, Senior Communications Manager or Megan Sutherland, Press & Communications Officer.

Tel: 0207 440 0397 E-mail:

For media requests regarding access to our archive files please include a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. This helps us find the relevant documents for you. If you are able to provide details about your research, or reasons for your enquiry this is also helpful to us. We will check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC. We are not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media.

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Online classifications increases 462% in five years, according to 2019 BBFC annual report


Today, the BBFC has released its annual report, which shows a steady growth in both online and film classifications throughout 2019. In 2019, the BBFC rated 6,506 pieces of content for online distribution, which is a 13% increase from 2018. Compared to just five years ago, online classifications...

Five new members appointed to the Advisory Panel on Children’s Viewing


Five new members have been appointed to the British Board of Film Classification’s (BBFC) Advisory Panel on Children’s Viewing (APCV). 

Half of children and teens exposed to harmful online content while in lockdown


New research by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has shown that children and teens are being exposed to harmful or upsetting content while in lock

BBFC release new podcast about films you can watch online during lockdown


Today, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has released the latest episode of their podcast, which looks at new film releases that can be streamed online, while cinemas remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister for Digital and Culture, Caroline Dinenage, and children’s charities support BBFC initiative for homeschooling families to help keep children safe


Coronavirus is changing daily lives, and in facing the current crisis parents are finding themselves faced with the task of homeschooling their children to keep

BBFC Update on Coronavirus


The BBFC is taking the current situation regarding coronavirus in the UK very seriously, and we are following Government advice. From Tuesday 17 March, we will be putting new contingency measures in place to make sure that we can continue to classify content and provide a high level of service to...

BBFC changes the way domestic abuse is referred to in ratings info for films and episodic content following new research


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is changing the way it highlights domestic abuse in ratings info for films and episodic content, after working with Women’s Aid and Respect on new research. 

Three new members appointed to the BBFC’s Board of Directors


The BBFC’s Board of Directors has appointed three new members to its ranks in a move that will maintain an active and diverse Board. This follows the Board of Directors’ decision last year to appoint two new members of The Board of Classification, with Lord Patel and Murphy Cobbing being named...

BBFC Podcast celebrates 100th episode with renowned film critic Mark Kermode


For their 100th podcast, the BBFC have teamed up with film critic, journalist and host of BBC’s Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, Mark Kermode, for a very special episode.Listeners can enjoy an open discussion between Mark and the BBFC’s Head of Compliance, Craig Lapper, as they delve into Mark’s...