FILMCLUB Live cub reporters have their say

FILMCLUB is a charity organisation that helps schools set up clubs to provide young people with the chance to watch, discuss and review films. Recently, our Head of Education, Lucy Brett, met up with FILMCLUB reporters Phoebe and Sophie on the charity’s live webcasts to talk about age rating films.

Lucy was grilled by the FILMCLUB reporters in the studio – she heard what bugs Phoebe about what films she’s not allowed to see, and discussed the issues in one of Sophie’s favourite films, Juno (12A). Lucy also answered questions and comments from school children all over the country, via twitter, phone and email.

The webcasts include clips and trailers for films including:

  • Jaws (12A)

  • Hugo (U)

  • Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (U)

  • Brave (PG)

Lucy explained how we rate films, and how important it is for BBFC examiners to understand the audience for a particular film – and that we listen to the views of children and young people, as well as those of parents and adults.