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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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The BBFC supports Safer Internet Day 2014 with guides for selecting age appropriate films online


To support Safer Internet Day the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is providing videos, articles and games to help guide parents and children in choosing age appropriate films to stream or download.

The BBFC reveals what children know about age ratings as they announce the winners of their children’s CBBFC poster competition


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced the winners of its CBBFC poster competition.The competition marked the launch of the BBFC’s new website for children, CBBFC and challenged children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the...

BBFC launch new Classification Guidelines


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is publishing new Classification Guidelines today alongside the results of the large-scale public consultation which underpins them. The new Classification Guidelines will come into force on 24 February 2014.

mymovies brings new CBBFC website to life with latest film trailers and imagery


The recently launched CBBFC website provides child and family friendly information about BBFC age ratings, BBFCinsight and how the BBFC works, alongside educational games like ‘Rate a Trailer’, where children can test how much they know about film classification. The website also provides...

BBFC introduces reduced classification tariff for short films by student or funded film makers


The BBFC is pleased to announce a new tariff for short films made by film students or by first time filmmakers affiliated to a recognised funding scheme. The student short film tariff aims to enable filmmakers creating short films of up to 40 minutes as part of educational studies or funding...

BBFC launches their new website for children with a poster competition that asks how much kids know about age ratings


The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is challenging children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the cinema, to help remind parents, teachers and children what the five age ratings U, PG, 12A, 15 and 18 mean. The final poster will include...

UltraViolet adopts BBFC age ratings for cloud-based movie customers


The digital copies of films added to users’ UltraViolet collections will now carry BBFC age ratings. UltraViolet is a free, cloud-based digital rights locker that gives flexibility to how and where customers watch films and TV shows they purchase. BBFC age ratings will be displayed against film...

New research reveals kids' summer of illegal downloads is a disturbing sight for young eyes


Holby City actress and mum of three, Tina Hobley is urging parents to keep an eye on what their kids are watching online this summer, as new research released today reveals children and teens across the country are downloading or streaming films from illegal pirate websites, with many disturbed by...

BBFC Annual Report 2012


In its centenary year the BBFC worked to achieve greater protection for children from harmful content both online and in videos exempt from classification under the Video Recordings Act.

BBFC replaces the Independent Mobile Classification Board (IMCB) as the regulation framework provider for mobile internet content


The Classification Framework enables mobile operators to restrict access to their commercial content that is unsuitable for customers under the age of 18. The Framework is applied to commercial content such as: video and audio/video material; or mobile games.  The framework is also used by the...