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  1. 1. The BBFC British Board of Film Classification
  2. 2. What is the BBFC • BBFC stands for British Board of Film Classification • They are responsible for deciding the classification of films. • There are 7 different classifications of films. • U (unlassified - for everyone) • PG (parental guidance needed) • 12 (no one under 12) • 12a(no one under 12 can watch without an adult in the cinema) • 15 (no one under 15) • 18 (no one uder 18) • R18 (no one under 18 - contains pornographic themes)
  3. 3. Unclassified • Films classified as a ‘U’ are suitable for all ages to watch. • An example of this Monsters Inc. Due to its child friendly nature.
  4. 4. Parental Guidance • A film classified as a ‘PG’ means that parental guidance is needed when watching the film. • An example of this is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Due to its slight violence.
  5. 5. 12 and 12a • A film classified as a ‘12’ means you have to be 12 or above to watch the film. • A 12a applies to cinemas only and means that if you are under 12 you have to be accompanied by an adult • An example of a 12 is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Due to its violence and frightening images.
  6. 6. 15 • A film classified as a ‘15’ means it is not suitable for anyone under the age of 15. • An example of a 15 is Skyfall. Due to some sexual scenes and bad language.
  7. 7. 18 • A film classified as an ‘18’ is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. • An example of this is The Wolf Of Wall Street. Due to bad language and nudity.
  8. 8. R18 • An R18 is for films containing pornography. They are also unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18.
  9. 9. What determines the classification of a film?• Strong Language • Violence • Imitable Behaviour • Drugs • Horror • Nudity • Themes
  10. 10. What classification should our film be? • We have come to the conclusion our film should be an 18. • Of the 9 categories used to classify films, ours contains 6; drugs, horror, imitable behaviour, violence, and language.
  11. 11. What does our film include?
  12. 12. Strong Language • In the phone call scene, the main kidnapper says ‘F***’ when on the phone to Jason.
  13. 13. Violence • During the kidnapping, the kidnappers suffocate Jason’s girlfriend and throw her in the boot of a car. • In the phone call scene, Jason’s girlfriend gets hit around the head with a metal pole and knocked out.
  14. 14. Imitable behaviour • Hitting someone with a metal pole can easily be imitated by children. • Snorting drugs is also imitable behaviour.
  15. 15. Drugs • Jason, the protagonist, is seen snorting lines of cocaine. • The kidnappers work for a drug lord.
  16. 16. Horror • The kidnappers are wearing balaclavas and appear quite scary. • The kidnapping could cause some distress if a child were to view it. • An associate of the kidnappers is killed by Jason.
  17. 17. Themes • Film is centred around crime and drugs which could be taken the wrong way by younger viewers. • There is lots of crime involved – unsuitable for younger audiences e.g. dealing drugs, abduction, and murder.