What are the 7 ratings used by the BBFC to classify films?

What are the 7 ratings used by the BBFC to classify films?

Classifications currently in use are Uc, U, PG, 12, 12A, 15, 18 and R18, but quite a few more have been featured on film posters throughout the last century.

What are the film classification codes?

Rated G: General audiences – All ages admitted. Rated PG: Parental guidance suggested – Some material may not be suitable for children. Rated PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Rated R: Restricted – Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Does BBFC regulate music videos?

You can search our website for all music videos currently given a BBFC age rating. The kinds of issues the BBFC considers in classifying music videos include bad language, dangerous behaviour presented as safe, drug misuse, sexual behaviour and nudity, and threatening behaviour and violence.

What is allowed in a 15 rated film?

15 rated films, videos and downloads can contain strong material including strong swearing, strong horror and strong violence.

Are film classifications legal?

The classification process is still voluntary, and the BBFC’s age certificates (12A, 18 etc.) have limited legal significance. Their power derives from the fact the cinema’s licences generally requite them to restrict admission in line with the BBFC’s classifications.

Can I take a 7 year old to see a 12A film?

Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult.

Why do we have age restrictions on films?

Why do some movies have age restrictions? Age restrictions for movies exist to prevent children from viewing potentially harmful content. While parents do have the freedom to choose what their kids do and don’t watch, many are still very aware of the influence inappropriate content can have and its lasting effects.

How are music videos rated and regulated in the UK?

Under the new system, big UK labels will send videos to the BBFC for classification ahead of release, and then pass on the rating and guidance given when releasing their videos to Vevo and YouTube. The government will also announce a six-month pilot to roll out the new system to independent record labels.

Are music videos rated?

The record industry trade body (RIAA) developed the Parental Advisory Label Program to identify songs and music videos that might be offensive or inappropriate for children. The Parental Advisory Label Program gives parents info to help guide what their children listen to online or buy in-store.

Can a child watch a 15 movie with a parent?

Nope. A 15 rating means nobody under 15 is allowed full stop. It’s illegal. 12A films are the ones where younger kids can go with a parent/ adult.

Can you watch R18 movies under 18?

The R18+ classification R18+ films are not suitable for people under 18 as the content is high in impact. People aged under 18 cannot be admitted to a R18+ film in a cinema, or purchase or hire these films.

Why is film classification necessary?

Without knowing the age rating for a film, a potentially underage audience member could watch harmful content. However ratings are predominately a guideline for parents to acknowledge and understand the content of a film and allow them to make the best judgement on whether the film is suitable for their child to watch.

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