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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. 

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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David Miles named as BBFC Policy Director


As Policy Director David Miles is the principal adviser on policy and public affairs to the Chief Executive.

New Council of Management members bring cinema exhibition and digital media expertise to BBFC


The BBFC's Council of Management is responsible for the BBFC's operational and strategic management and senior staff appointments.

The BBFC responds to Unite's statement regarding the ongoing reorganisation of BBFC examining and compliance functions


The BBFC's classification standards protect children and empower families

Digital Economy Bill Age Verification Letters of Understanding


On 06 October 2016, the BBFC exchanged letters of understanding with DCMS regarding the age verification of pornographic content online, as proposed in the Digital Economy Bill.

BBFC Annual Report 2015


BBFC statistics reflect increased demand for BBFC age ratings on VoD content and greater protection for children using mobile devices

British Board of Film Classification awards its first ever virtual reality certification for ABE VR


ABE VR awarded first ever BBFC age certification for Virtual Reality.

BBFC Asserts its IP Rights


The BBFC has asserted its IP rights against an online music video channel.

Website Maintenance: Sunday 10 April


The BBFC and CBBFC websites and the Customer Extranet may be unavailable for up to two hours from 6pm on Sunday 10 April.

Deregulation of Cinema Advertising


From 31 March 2016, the BBFC will delegate to the Cinema Advertising Association (CAA) the regulation of all cinema advertisements in the UK.

New BBFC competition asks children what they want to know about a film's classification before they see it at the cinema or at home


A new competition is asking children to tell the BBFC what information they would like to see in long BBFCinsight on CBBFC.