What do the BBFC regulate?
The film industry in the UK is regulated by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The BBFC is responsible for classifying films that have a cinema and DVD release.
What does BBFC 15 mean?
15 is a rating given by the BBFC that determines that a particular form of media is suitable only for persons aged 15 or over. Nobody younger than 15 can buy a 15-rated video, or see a 15-rated film in a cinema.
What makes a film an 18 BBFC?
General / Age rating issues at 18 18 rated films, videos and downloads can contain very strong material which is only suitable for adults. This can include very strong language, horror, and violence. More information about 18 rated films is available for parents on our public website.
What does not BBFC rated mean?
The E symbol is not a BBFC age rating, but indicates that the distributor believes the content to be exempt from classification. Under the Video Recordings Act 1984 (VRA), a video is exempt if it is designed to inform, educate or instruct, or is about sport, religion or music.
Can the BBFC ban films?
It is a licensing offence for cinema managers to allow children into films with an age restriction. Film distributors can always ask a local authority for a certificate for a film banned by the BBFC, or a local category for a film that the BBFC has not classified.
Can a 15 year old see an 18 film?
No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema. No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.
What is the difference between 18 and R18?
Although 18 rated films can show graphic scenes of sex, violence and have lots of very bad language in too, if a film is judged by the BBFC to be too explicit, it will receive an R18 rating.
What has BBFC banned?
Hate Crime has been banned in the UK by the BBFC. James Cullen Bressack’s second feature has already been released in the US and was set to be the first release under the new Nerdly Presents banner, a joint venture between Nerdly.co.uk and TheHorrorShow.TV.
Is BBFC a law?
The BBFC and the law Licensing legislation is what gives the BBFC the power to regulate film in the UK: the Video Recordings Act (VRA) 1984 empowers us to apply the test of whether content is suitable for watching at home – taking into account the potential for under-age viewing.
What does the R in R18 mean?
restricted to adults
R 18+ material is restricted to adults as it contains content that is considered high in impact for viewers. This includes content that may be offensive to sections of the adult community.
Is August Underground Banned in the USA?
August Underground – Banned due to the “promotion and supporting of sexual violence, torture, extreme cruelty and the use of excrement in association with degrading and dehumanizing contact.”
What films have the BBFC banned?
Works rejected, later classified uncut
|Work||Date rejected||Date certificate granted|
|Freaks||1 July 1932||9 May 1963|
|L’Opéra de quat’sous||23 August 1932||26 August 1998|
|The Monster Walks||24 August 1932||9 November 2010|
|Island of Lost Souls||13 March 1933||9 July 1958|