There is a campaign to make film censors literally watch paint dry

Joseph McCormick November 20, 2015
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Someone has started a campaign to have UK film censors watch paint dry. Literally. Yes, really.

The Kickstarter campaign was started by Charlie Lyne, who wanted to protest against censorship of some films.

He worked out that anyone can submit a film to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), and came up with the idea of raising funds to cover the cost.

Paint dry

Given that any submission can be made to the BBFC, with a £101.50 fee, plus a £7.09 per-minute fee for the film.

He had originally aimed for a 14-hour film, and it looks like he might actually meet his target.

At time of publication, Lyne had raised £3,595, which equates to 492 minutes of film.

So it looks like some poor soul at the BBFC may be forced to sit through the 14-hours of footage Lyne already has.

If the funding goes beyond 14 hours? Lyne pledged to re-shoot the film with a longer length.

If the funding goes as it is, the film could even become the longest-ever to be rated by the BBFC, if it overtakes Jacques Rivette’s Out 1, currently the longest at 775 minutes.

The BBFC has confirmed since this campaign was started that it commits to watch every minute of every film submitted.

Check out a short (long enough) preview of what’s to come below:

Related topics: bbfc, campaign

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