British board of film classification

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British board of film classification

  1. 1. BRITISH BOARD OF FILM CLASSIFICATION BBFC
  2. 2. STARTER <ul><li>Write down the last five films you have seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down the certificate of each film (if you don’t know, make an educated guess). </li></ul><ul><li>Write down why you think the film was given that certificate. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree with the certificates? Why? </li></ul>
  3. 3. BBFC <ul><li>“ The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body, which has classified cinema films since it was set up in 1912, and videos since the passing of the Video Recordings Act in 1984.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. CLASSIFICATIONS <ul><li>The BBFC endeavours to classify submitted works in one of the following categories: </li></ul>
  5. 5. GUIDELINES <ul><li>The Guidelines are the product of extensive public consultation, research and the accumulated experience of the BBFC over many years. They reflect current views on film, DVD and video game regulation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. GUIDELINES <ul><li>The Guidelines also take into account the various UK laws which the BBFC must consider and apply when making classification decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>The Guidelines are updated every four years and the current version was published in June 2009. </li></ul>
  7. 7. AREAS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED <ul><li>Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Horror </li></ul><ul><li>Imitable behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Nudity </li></ul><ul><li>Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Theme </li></ul><ul><li>violence </li></ul>
  8. 8. PARENTAL GUIDANCE <ul><li>A ‘PG’ film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children. </li></ul>
  9. 9. SUITABLE FOR 12 YEARS AND OVER <ul><li>Works classified at these categories may upset children under 12 or contain material which many parents will find unsuitable for them. </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘12A’ category exists only for cinema films. No one younger than 12 may see a ‘12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult, and films classified ‘12A’ are not recommended for a child below 12. </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘12’ category exists only for video works. No one younger than 12 may rent or buy a ‘12’ rated video work. </li></ul>
  10. 10. SUITABLE ONLY FOR 15 YEARS AND OVER <ul><li>No one younger than 15 may see a ‘15’ film in a cinema. No one younger than 15 may rent or buy a ‘15’ rated video work. </li></ul>
  11. 11. SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS <ul><li>No-one younger than 18 may see an ‘18’ film in a cinema. </li></ul><ul><li>No-one younger than 18 may rent or buy an ‘18’ rated video. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 18R <ul><li>To be shown only in specially licensed cinemas, or supplied only in licensed sex shops, and to adults of not less than 18 years </li></ul>
  13. 13. BBFC VIDEO <ul><li>http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk/videos/behind-the-scenes-at-the-bbfc-classifying-films </li></ul>
  14. 14. GROUP ACTIVITY <ul><li>In your production groups consider all of the classifications including ‘U’ which has not been discussed, and research the 9 areas which are considered by the BBFC. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have gathered your information BLOG your findings and explain what classification your film will be and why? </li></ul>

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