BBFCwho are they'
the British board of film. it is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit, co-regulatory body. we are funded through fees and charges of people who submit films and videos for classification.
they classify many things such as:
- films, trailers and advertisements on behalf of local authorities who licence cinemas.
- video works which are distributed over the internet under a voluntary, self-regulatory service.
- videos works which are distributed over the internet content under voluntary , self-voluntary service.
- commercial and internet content distributed via mobile networks under voluntary, self-regulatory service.
Why do the BBFC give films ratings?
they do it to protect children and vulnerable adults from potentially harmful or otherwise unstable media content, also to empower consumers, especially parents and those with responsibilities for children, to make informed viewing decisions.
What do they take account for?
when classifying and education video, including a sex education video for use in schools, we will take account of the educational purposes of the video and the context in which it is to be viewed in.
Music videos, the classification of a music video will take account of any elements which are of concern to parents, including glamorization or behavior which they consider inappropriate. where music videos are short and self-contained, material may be less likely to be justified by context.
photo or pattern sensitivity, motion sickness and reactions to low frequency sound can be an issue due to people health so it also has to be considered and looked at. also the BBFC will or will require consumers to change the title if it is racial or religious hatred, or other criminal behavior, or encourages an interest in abusive or illegal sexual activity.