The BBFC are currently in the process of consulting with the public about film classification guidelines in order to review those previously published in 2014 and issue new guidelines in early 2019. In his keynote address at the annual ‘How safe are our children?’ NSPCC conference last week, BBFC director David Austin shared some initial results of the current consultation and suggested that the revised guidelines would likely become stricter in order to reflect the increased increased public concern about scenes of rape and sexual violence. We are seeking short (1000-2000 word) articles, interviews, discussions, video essays or other content that address the politics of sexual violence as it relates to the screen and screen cultures in the current climate.
If you are keen to contribute to the blog about this topic, email Donna and Darren at firstname.lastname@example.org. The initial deadline for contributions is 1st August for publication Autumn/Winter 2018. We are also seeking expressions of interest from people willing to respond to the BBFC report following its publication, which will be published on the blog.