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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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BBFC encourages online film labelling with automatic online classifications for DVD and Blu-Ray releases


The move aims to help the home entertainment industry streamline their physical and digital products and to provide consumers with the classification symbols they know and trust for their on-demand downloads.

Xbox LIVE Zune video marketplace adopts BBFC age-ratings


David Cooke, Director of the BBFC, says

BBFC wins 2012 BVA Special Award


2012 BVA Special Award – BBFC

Alton Towers Resort calls in the British Board of Film Classification to help classify new terrifying attraction with an age rating


Following unprecedented feedback from a testing panel during its beta phase, Alton Towers Resort has been compelled to seek advice from esteemed film classification body the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), to help assess its new psychologically terrifying underground attraction,...

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has passed VISIONS OF ECSTASY at 18 without cuts


VISIONS OF ECSTASY is a 19 minute short film, featuring a sequence in which a figure representing St Teresa of Avila interacts sexually with a figure representing the crucified Christ. When the film was originally submitted to the BBFC in 1989, for video classification only, the Board refused to...

BT Vision joins BBFC's online film labelling service


From January 2012, BT Vision subscribers will see the same classification symbols and content information next to films as those the BBFC provides for cinema releases and DVDs. A BT Vision and BBFC co-branded electronic black card, similar to those UK cinemagoers see before theatrical releases,...

The British Board of Film Classification revive 100 years of Theatrical Black Cards to mark their centenary year


Beginning in January cinema-goers across the UK will see updated versions of the vintage Black Cards ahead of all 2012 theatrical releases. The six retro designs based on those used in 1913, the 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and the present day will be released as a series with each design appearing...

TalkTalk joins BBFC's online film labelling service


TalkTalk will launch YouView in Spring 2012, and subscribers viewing film content will see the same classification symbols and content information as those the BBFC provides for cinema releases and DVDs. The BBFC's information will make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about the...

BBFC App lets parents 'call the shots' on Christmas holiday films for children


 This Christmas entertainment retailers expect to sell at least 32.2m* videos on Blu-ray and DVD destined to be given as presents, reflecting a surge in new film content being introduced to households.

The BBFC gives Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 an '18' classification


The BBFC is aware that some comparison has been drawn between the action in the game and terrorist attacks on the London Underground in July 2005. However, a full examination of the game makes clear that the storyline is far removed from these real events.