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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.

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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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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...

First film classified using the BBFC’s brand new order management and classification platform


The first film to be classified using the BBFC’s brand new, world leading classification platform has officially received its age rating certificate. Birds of Prey is the first cinema release to be submitted and classified using the BBFC’s new client portal and tagging platform. The BBFC has been...

BBFC launch Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings


The BBFC has launched a Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings, to help all parents and carers understand age ratings and explain them to the children they care for. The detailed guide explains what age ratings are, how they are decided and what the category defining issues are the BBFC looks out for -...

BBFC receives CTC Team of the Year Award 2019


The BBFC is very proud to be the recipient of this year’s Team of the Year award from the Cinema Technology Community (CTC) at their annual awards ceremony, which took place on 11 November 2019.The CTC awards night recognised individuals and organisations that continue to drive excellence in movie...

BBFC releases podcast mini series celebrating redesigned age rating symbols


For the first time, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is releasing a mini series of daily podcasts based on the iconic age rating symbols, startin

Don’t call us boring: ‘Generation Conscious’ want to make better decisions than ever before


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is launching new age rating symbols which, for the first time, are designed for digital streaming platforms - a move which will give young people better and consistent guidance about film and TV content, enabling them to make conscious decisions...

BBFC statement on Age-verification under the Digital Economy Act


The introduction of age-verification on pornographic websites in the UK is a necessary and important child protection measure.

David Austin named in Business Insider’s UK Top Tech 100


Today, David Austin, CEO of the BBFC, has been named in Business Insider’s UK Top Tech 100 for the BBFC’s work on age-verification under the Digital Economy Act. Every year, Business Insider publishes the UK Tech 100 — a list of the 100 most interesting, innovative, and influential people shaping...

Mel Alcock named as Chair of the BBFC’s Council of Management


Mel Alcock has been named as the Chair of the BBFC’s Council of Management.

Children see pornography as young as seven, new report finds


Research commissioned by the BBFC shows children and teens are stumbling across pornography from an early age Majority of young people's first time watching pornography was accidental, with over 60% of children 11-13 who had seen pornography saying their viewing of pornography is unintentional 83...