Approved Release Dates not reflected... over and over

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I have repeatedly "Correct/Delete" the Release Date for the following film.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8352016/reference

I have provided descriptions and explanations. The Tickets return Approved (listed below), but are NEVER reflected on the page. This looks like a bug. How can I fix it?

Correct status would be Un-released. Film is in Completion Stage. All entries stating released are in error as they were private screenings with no theatrical release.

200224-095759-902000 
200222-232113-510000 
200221-213103-736000 
200221-212649-634000 


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Lucinda Holland

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Elizabeth, Employee

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Hi Lucinda, the information was already removed from the title. Instead of waiting for your original deletion to be processed you submitted three additional requests which were deleted as duplicates. In the future, just keep an eye on the original submission and wait as submitting the same thing multiple times doesn't result in faster processing. 
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ljdoncel, Champion

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Hi, Elizabeth:

I'm somewhat surprised that this seemingly valid release date has been removed. According to the current guidelines...


Beyond the Raging Sea has been screened in at least two film festivals during 2019:

Therefore, may we please have a clarification about which festivals are under the current definition of "This includes any festival release date" and which are not. And, if such distinction exists, could it be clearly detailed in the Contribution Guides, so recurring topics like this can be addressed properly?

Thank you!
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Elizabeth, Employee

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Ah, thanks for flagging this, the release was listed as a private screening, which is not eligible for listing as a release date. Since it does look like it premiered based on this evidence, I've reinstated and taken internal steps. Thank you! 
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Lucinda Holland

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Dear ljdoncel & Elisabeth, 

I sincerely agree with both of you, but I am in a difficult position as my client (the Director, Marco Orsini) insists that the film should not be defined as released as it's not had it's theatrical release and he is still in the process of selling it.

I quote him:
" More than glad to sit down and discuss with you the difference between a world premiere of the film festival, a world premiere at the market, and theatrical release. 

The world premiere was at the EL GOUNA film Festival. The world market premiere was at the European film market this week in Berlin. The theatrical release has not happened as of yet.

So what do I do? He does not wish for the 2019 to be displayed next to the title as technically according to him, it's not been released yet to a theatrical market. 

Can you please advise me what I should do. What is the correct way forward and then I'll update this accordingly after discussing with Mr Orsini. 

Thank you
Lucinda
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Lucinda Holland

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@ Elisabeth: Our posts crossed! If you agree that these screenings are not release-date screenings then I think we are all on the same page. But please clarify as I only wish to follow the correct procedure on this platform then I will update my client accordingly. Thank you ever so much for your input and assistance. I'm very grateful as this has been a frustrating matter to date trying to make everyone happy!
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Elizabeth, Employee

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Hi Lucinda, a festival release is considered a release date by IMDb. We do have the festival name in the attribute section so it is clear this was a festival release. We recommend you show your client our release date guidelines, which we must follow. Thank you.