It may be useful for companies to receive an indication of the age rating content is likely to receive in advance of its completion and, if relevant, what changes might be required to obtain a particular rating.
Content may be submitted directly uploaded to Horizon, on DVD/Blu-ray, via FTP or on DCP. Although content must be playable, it doesn’t need to meet the same technical specifications as works submitted for formal classification and may display on screen logos and other text. Although we accept advice submissions in black and white and/or with incomplete sound and picture, the lower the quality of the version submitted, the less helpful any advice we give may ultimately be.
We also consider scripts for advice.
Any content submitted for advice does not need to be retained by the BBFC and may be collected by the customer upon request following the age rating decision. Any advice submissions not collected will be retained for two months, after which time they will be destroyed.
Companies who wish to submit content, complete or otherwise, for an advice screening should make an entry on our client portal, Horizon
If you do not have an account please complete our Customer Account Request form.
We don’t issue any formal paperwork or certificate for content seen for advice.
Where changes are made to content in line with the advice given (e.g. in order to achieve a particular age rating) the fact that such changes have been made, together with a clear indication of their nature, will be published on our website when the finished version is eventually classified.