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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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Content, empowerment and shaping the future generation: BBFC panel event


This month, we hosted our first ever online panel event for our charity partners and key stakeholders in which we explored how children and young people’s experiences over the last few months in lockdown will affect the way they consume media and content in the future.

Children as young as six regularly making their own decisions about what content to watch, without help from mum or dad


New research by the British Board of FIlm Classification (BBFC) has revealed that

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.