For every film that a BBFC Compliance Officer watches, they decide on the age rating and write a short report explaining the reasons why it should be that rating. Have a go at writing a report yourself by completing this worksheet.
When making decisions, a Compliance Officer will identify if a film has any classification issues. These could include examples of any of the below issues:
- Bad language
- Rude humour
- Scary scenes and horror
- Dangerous behaviour (eg. playing with fireworks or running in the road)
- Romantic scenes and nudity
They will also think about the film as a whole and whether there’s any other factors that may affect the age rating.
Download the report and think about these issues in relation to the film you’re watching before deciding on your age rating and writing your report.