What coronavirus means for the industry

The BBFC is continuing to adapt its contingency plans in line with the developing situation around coronavirus COVID-19. Following Government advice to businesses, we are closed our premises at 18:00 Friday 20 March and we activated our business continuity plans and are working to maintain business as usual to the best of our abilities. 

We re-opened our offices on an ad-hoc basis on1 September 2020. We are currently running with a reduced capacity and our staff are going to be working from home and at our premises.

We’re doing everything we can to keep things moving and we’re prepared to accept your content and view it in any secure digital delivery format that can be supplied to us remotely.

Theatrical submissions

We continue to accept both files and streaming links for theatrical content, as well as DCP that we view in our in-house theatre. Certain content will need to be seen in theatre rather than by file/link.

If you have any questions about how to submit your theatrical content to us, please contact us on helpline@bbfc.co.uk.

Home entertainment submissions

With the launch of Horizon we continue to be able to accept home entertainment content submitted to us via our secure system. We are currently unable to receive home entertainment packaged media (DVD/Blu-ray) deliveries. The delivering content via Horizon is the best way to submit to us, and we will eventually stop accepting direct downloads. 

The content must still be the final version you will release.

If you have any questions about how to submit your home entertainment content to us, please contact us.

All our customers

All of us at the BBFC extend our warm wishes to all of you, our industry customers, in this very difficult time. We look forward to continuing to serve your needs to the best of our ability during this period.