This Film is Not yet

February 6th 2008 the first Compton club event took place, a screening of This Film is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick, 2006) introduced by Hammad Khan, Film Examiner, British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and John Dyer, Head of Education at the BBFC and was followed by a discussion. The session began with Dr Guy Osborn outlining some of the history of film at the University, some details of which appear in the history/background section. 

This Film is not Yet Rated was described as a terrific documentary by Rolling Stone and a light hearted but ultimately serious exploration of the cultural chill imposed by the Motion Picture Association of Americas rating system byScreen.

The film was well received and a lively debate took place afterwards focussing upon the differences between the MPAA in the USA and the BBFC in the UK, and Hammad and John were able to cast a great deal of light on the classification process, and the issues currently facing the industry, including the prospects for classifying video games. All in all a great inaugural event.


For more details about the film see for example

Institute of Contemporary Arts promotional material

For more details about the work of the BBFC see

Students' British Board of Film Classification - Students' BBFC 
Children's BBFC - CBBCFC 

For more details about the classification of video games see the Byron Review

The Report of the Byron Review - Safer Children in a Digital World

Business newspapers


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