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Paint Drying is a 2016 British feature film directed and produced by Charlie Lyne. The film is about paint on a wall drying, lasting for 10 hours and 7 minutes. The film was created by Charlie Lyne in order to force the BBFC to have to watch all 10 hours to give the film an age rating classification, as a protest against censorship and the prohibitive cost to independent filmmakers (usually £1000 per film) which the BBFC classification requirement imposes.
The BBFC charged a flat £101.50 fee per film, plus a £7.09 per minute fee, to classify a film. Hence the more money committed to the project, the longer the submitted film could be. Charlie Lyne started a Kickstarter page in order to raise money to make the film as long as possible. He had filmed 14 hours of paint drying on a wall in advance, in case he raised enough money to show all the footage. The film raised over £5,936 from 686 backers, and was released on 26 January 2016 with the runtime of 10 hours and 7 minutes. The BBFC gave the film a U rating.
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