What coronavirus means for the industry

Following Government advice to businesses, we are closing our premises until further notice. As we have done throughout the entire pandemic, we will maintain business as usual to the best of our abilities. We are currently running with a reduced capacity and our staff are now back to working remotely. 

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

As we are unable to view theatrical content on site, we are reverting to remote viewing. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, please supply all theatrical content to us in a secure non-DCP format. 

The content must still be the final version you will release. If we decide that we need to see the film in a theatrical auditorium before we can make the classification decision, in order to determine the most appropriate rating, for example for reasons of tone or impact, we will contact you.

If, however, you strongly feel that your content cannot be viewed in a home environment, then we will travel to your offices to view. 

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, however, if you need to submit physical home entertainment packaged media (DVD/Blu-ray) please get in touch with the team. 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.