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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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BBFC welcomes new Chief Executive Officer


David Austin (OBE) is the new Chief Executive (CEO) of the British Board of Film Classification.

BBFC welcomes new Policy Director


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) Policy Director is Alexandra Evans.

David Cooke reflects on high profile classification decisions from his tenure as BBFC Director


David Cooke, Director of the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC), will retire on 10 March 2016 following 12 years in post.

BBFC adds child-friendly long BBFCinsight to CBBFC to help families make informed viewing decisions together


As part of Safer Internet Day 2016, the BBFC is today launching a short video to promote new child-friendly long BBFCinsight, which is now available on the CBBFC website.

UK parents want the same age ratings for VOD films as cinema films


Research shows 85% of parents consider it important to have consistent classification on and offline

BBFC Announces New Director


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) today announced the appointment of David Austin OBE, as the new Director of the BBFC.

Research shows 78% of parents value age ratings for online music videos


BBFC research shows benefits of joint industry initiative to provide age ratings for music videos online

BBFC Director David Cooke to retire in March 2016


David Cooke will retire on 12 March 2016 following 12 years in post.

British Board of Film Classification grow online child protection while theatrical submissions remain at 1960s level-high


Further voluntary regulation of online content began in October, when the BBFC in partnership with the BPI, Vevo and You Tube, and UK record companies Sony Music UK, Universal Music UK and Warner Music UK, launched a pilot to classify online music videos by UK artists signed to the three major...

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