What does the BBFC stand for?

the British Board of Film Classification
The BBFC rating symbols used for film industry regulation. 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.

Why did the BBFC change its name?

In 1984 the organisation changed its name to “reflect the fact that classification plays a far larger part in the board’s work than censorship”. At that time it was given responsibility for classifying videos for hire or purchase to view in the home as well as films shown in cinemas.

Why was the BBFC set up?

Independent and not-for-profit The BBFC was then set up by the film industry to standardise the ratings and give uniform film classification to all films in the UK. It is an independent, non-governmental body funded through charged fees.

Can the BBFC ban films?

Since its inception in 1912, it has been the BBFC’s duty to classify films, television programmes, video games, advertisements and other visual media according to their content. If a work is deemed unacceptable by the BBFC according to their guidelines, they can choose to refuse a certificate to that work.

What legal powers do the BBFC have?

Trading Standards and law enforcement officers have the power to seize illegal video works including DVDs, Blu-rays and video games. The BBFC is designated by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to provide evidence to help secure convictions under the terms of the Video Recordings Act (VRA) 1984.

Can a 12 year old watch a 15 film with parents Vue?

(12A) 12A No-one younger than 12 may see a ’12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Responsibility for allowing under-12s to view lies with the accompanying or supervising adult. (15) 15 No-one younger than 15 may see a ’15’ film in a cinema.

What is rated 18+ mean?

restricted to adults
Material classified R 18+ is restricted to adults. Some material classified R18+ may be offensive to sections of the adult community. A person may be asked for proof of their age before purchasing, hiring or viewing R18+ films and computer games at a retail store or cinema.

Can a 12 year old go to 15 film?

Is R rating a 15?

R – Restricted: no-one under 16 (later 17) admitted unless accompanied by an adult.

Can a 12 year old see a 15 film?