Published: 9th May 2011

BBFC paper submission forms being replaced by online submission process from 1 July 2011


Further to our emails of June 2010 and January 2011, we would like to remind you that from 1 July 2011 we will be discontinuing paper submission forms for video works.

This means that, for all DVD/Blu-ray submissions under the Video Recordings Act 1984, we will require you to submit using the online submission form on the extranet.

Many of you have been extranet users for some time and are using the online submission forms for all your works. We hope you agree that this is a much quicker, easier and more environmentally friendly way of submitting works to us. For those of you not yet on the extranet, we would like you to sign up as soon as possible. With extranet access you can fill in submission forms, track the progress of your works through the classification system and accept category decisions, all online, providing significant improvements in turnaround times. If you don'’t already have an extranet account it'’s very simple to set up. Please contact the IT Helpdesk for access.

In a couple of weeks' time we will write again to any of you still not on the extranet, to give you a further reminder before paper forms are discontinued on 1 July.

If you have any queries, please contact the BBFC customer helpline ( or 020 7440 0299).