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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. 

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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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The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has rejected the DVD THE BUNNY GAME


The film follows a female prostitute who hitches a lift with a truck driver. The truck driver kidnaps the woman, restrains and forcibly strips her, and proceeds to physically and sexually abuse and humiliate her. The abuse of the kidnapped woman takes up the greater part of the film. The Board's...

UK media regulators launch parents' website


UK media regulators joined forces today to launch ParentPort, a new website aimed at helping parents make their views heard on issues relating to inappropriate programmes, adverts, products and services. ParentPort ( has been set up to make it easier for parents to complain...

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has awarded an '18' classification to a cut version of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II (FULL SEQUENCE), following 32 cuts.


The DVD of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II (FULL SEQUENCE) has been passed with an '18' classification following 32 cuts made across 8 separate sequences. The cuts total 2 minutes 37 seconds and address all the concerns raised when the Board refused a classification on 6 June 2011, including those relating...

BBFC App now available on Android


The BBFC free App is now available on Android devices. The App lets users check the latest film and DVD classification decisions from the BBFC. A useful tool for parents and guardians, the App gives instant access to the classification, running time and detailed information about why a film or DVD...

BBFC Publishes 2010 Annual Report


THREE KEY ISSUES DOMINATED 2010 FOR BBFC Sexual violence, strong language and the sexualisation of children were the three dominant classification issues for the BBFC in 2010. At the same time the BBFC continued to work with the industry to develop voluntary content labelling strategies for online...



This means that it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK. The decision was taken by the Director, David Cooke and the Presidential Team of Sir Quentin Thomas, Alison Hastings and Gerard Lemos.

Creative Industries Minister Welcomes BBFC Watch and Rate Scheme


Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey, today welcomed the BBFC's new Watch and Rate scheme, which provides classifications for straight to download content, as good for the industry and good for the public. Speaking after seeing a demonstration of the new scheme, he said:

BBFC App for iPhone and iPod Touch


The BBFC now has a free App for iPhone® and iPod touch® which lets you check out the latest film and DVD classification decisions from the BBFC.

BBFC intorduces new online classification service and issues 200,000 online certificates


 Since 2008 the BBFC has been working with the UK video industry to provide a content labelling system for film, video and TV content supplied by internet, wireless or mobile signal which the public can trust and understand.  By giving over 200,000 titles a digital classification the BBFC has...

BBFC Reconsiders Classification of The King's Speech


The BBFC has, after an appeal by the distributor of The King's Speech against the original '15' rating, applied its formal reconsideration process to the cinema release and classified it '12A' with the Consumer Advice 'Contains strong language in a speech therapy context'. The BBFC's language...