Melody and I have decided to make a trailer for a film with the BBFC classification of 15. The 15 symbol means that no one under the age of 15 is permitted to see a 15 film at the cinema or buy/rent a15 rated DVD. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age (BBFC). Many horror films are rated 15. At 15 there can bestrong threat and menace (as long as it is not sadistic or sexualised), although the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable (BBFC).
15 works are stronger than 12 or 12A rated works and couldinclude any of the following:● strong violence● frequent strong language (eg fuck).● portrayals of sexual activity● strong verbal references to sex● sexual nudity● brief scenes of sexual violence or verbal references to sexualviolence● discriminatory language or behaviour● drug taking
Language: At 15 there is no upper limit on the number of uses of strong language (eg fuck). Occasionally there may be uses of the strongestterms (eg cunt), although continued or aggressive use will not normally be passed 15. There may be racist, homophobic or other discriminatory language, and the work could explore themes relating to this. However, at 15 the work as a whole must not endorse discriminatory language or behaviour.
Violence: 15 violence may be strong. It should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury, however, and the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable.Strong sadistic or sexualised violence is also unlikely to be acceptable. Easily accessible weapons may not be glamorised. There may be detailed verbal references to sexual violence (for example descriptions of rape or sexualassault in a courtroom scene or in victim testimony) butany portrayal of sexual violence must be discreet and have a strong contextual justification.
Sex and nudity:At 15 sexual activity can be portrayed, as long as there isno strong or graphic detail. Some sex scenes can be quite long at this category and may involve some nudity and movement. Though nudity may be allowed in a sexual context there should be no strong detail. There are no constraints on nudity in a non-sexual or educational context. There can be strong references to sex and sexualbehaviour, but especially strong or crude references are unlikely to be acceptable unless justified by context.Heterosexual and homosexual sex and sex references are treated the same.
Drugs:At 15 drug taking may be shown but the work as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse. The misuse of easily accessible and highly dangerous substances like aerosols or solvents is unlikely to be acceptable at 15.
Dangerous behavious/things teens might copy: We consider the risk of potential harm to impressionable teenagers. For example, dangerous behaviour such as hanging, suicideand self-harming should not dwell on detail which could be copied.