In 2016, a British man crowdfunded a ten hour film of paint drying in order to force the British Board of Film Classification to watch it, as part of a protest against it. This is due to independent filmmakers needing to pay £1,000 per submission in order to be certified. The film received a U.

BBFC rates Paint Drying film ‘U’, after sitting through all 607 minutes

The BBFC, film censorship board for the UK, have officially awarded a ‘U’ certificate to a ten-hour film of paint drying, created as part of a protest of its practices by British filmmaker Charlie Lyne.

Lyne first established a Kickstarter to fund the submission of a film entitled Paint Drying to the Board of Classification; one which would consist of a single, unedited shot of white paint drying on a brick wall. The money raised would pay for the BBFC’s imposed tariffs on having work certified, which Lyne believes unfairly burdens independent filmmakers who must fork out an average of $1,000 per submission.

Having declared every donation would further contribute to the film’s run-time (as tariffs are calculated by a per-minute fee)… Continue Reading