CAA Copy Clearance FAQ’s
The BBFC deregulated from cinema advertising in 2016 meaning not every advertisement needs to be submitted for BBFC classification. All cinema advertisements must be approved by The CAA.
The BBFC classify registered charity and public information / local government advertisements, advertisements that have clips from film releases or trails for TV drama programmes that will be classified by the BBFC as a fully body of work when released on DVD. All streaming service series (Netflix, Amazon Prime) also need to be submitted to the BBFC for classification. Still unclear whether your advert meets criteria for dual classification? Please see our policies page or alternatively, contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Payment is required to both The CAA & BBFC if the advert contains any scenes from streaming services, movies or any other theatrical release. If you are submitting a charity and/or public information advertisement, The CAA do not require payment – but the BBFC do. Please contact them directly for their fees at [email protected].
The CAA Copy Panel do not charge registered charities for CAA clearance. Please ensure you input your registered charity number when prompted on the submission form. Please ensure you submit your advertisement to The CAA and the BBFC. The BBFC do charge but have reduced rates for charities. Please contact the BBFC directly for any payment queries; [email protected]
Please upload your content in any of the following formats; MP4, MOV, MPEG, AVI, FLV. Guide file size is 100MB. We do not accept DCP’s for submission upload.
The BBFC deregulated cinema advertising in 2016, meaning they no longer classify all advertisements exhibited in cinemas. For more information on the BBFC / CAA deregulation please see here. The BBFC only classify content within the advertising reel they deem is an ‘public information campaigning film’.