BBFC• In 1912 The British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) was established by the film industry.• Local authorities with the BBFC were in charge of what was shown in cinemas• The BBFC originally British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organisation.• The BBFC are funded by the film industry and responsible for the national classification (age ratings) of films within the United Kingdom.
Universal and Parental GuidanceThe universal certificate is give to films that are suitable for all ages. there isnothing unsuitable in a Universal for children over 4.ExamplesThe PG (parental guidance) certification is issued to films all ages howeversome scenes may be unsuitable for children under the age ofExamples
12A and 12 The 12 A certification was introduced in 2002. The films with a 12 A certificate are seen as unsuitable for children. 12A films can be watch by kids under the age of 12 if they have an adult with them. ( Ages 18 +) However its not recommended that children under the age of 12 watch this particular film. Films with this certification can contain mature themes, discrimination, softdrugs, commonly used milder swear words, and moderate violence/sex references.sympathy The 12 certificate was created in 2002. 12A-rated films are usually given a 12 certificate for the VHS/DVD version unless extra material has been added that requires a higher rating. Nobody younger than 12 can rent or buy a 12-rated VHS,DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD or game. Films in this category may include infrequentdrugs, infrequent use of strong language, brief nudity, discreet sexual activity, and moderateviolence.
The 15 certificate is given to films that can only be watched by thoseover 15 years and over. Films under this category can contain adultthemes, hard drugs, strong language, moderate-strong violence/sexreferences, and mild non-detailed sex activity.Only adults are allowed to watch 18 rated films. Nobody younger than18 can rent or buy an 18-rated DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD or game, orwatch a film in the cinema with this rating. Films under this categorydo not have limitation on the bad language that is used. Hard drugsare generally allowed, and strong violence/sex references along withstrong sexual activity is also allowed.For cinemas to show an “R18” film they need to be a licensed cinema.They can also only be sold at licensed retailers or sex shops and onlyto adults aged 18 or over. Films under this category have material theBBFC does not allow for its "18" The violence and sex activity will bestronger in R18 film.