Change Release Year of Film

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An incomplete version of the film was shown in 2015. I would like to change the film release date from 2015 to 2017.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3312532

The film version of the film has yet to be shown but it will be completed in a month. I can provide post-production receipts if necessary.

I updated production status but how do I update the release year?

Thanks!
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Peter, Champion

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Considering the festival dates listed on the page and documented on the web, I think it will be more than difficult for you to get the release year changed.

You may of course add future screenings as release dates, perhaps with a "new version" attribute or similar.
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Peter, Champion

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Also, if there was no U.S. release in 2015, you can probably correct that specific release date to 2017 (or to a more specific date when applicable).
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Meredith, Employee

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Hi sans spleen,

Unfortunately, we are unable to change the year of your film.  As explained on our site (http://imdb.com/help/show_leaf?titleformat) the year in the title is automatically derived from the date of a film's first screening (i.e. its theatrical release or a festival presentation, whichever is earlier).As this title has been shown in festivals in 2015, the release dates and year of 2015 must remain.

This rule is strictly applied to all titles in the database and cannot be changed on a case-by-case basis.

Thanks
Meredith
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Hi Meredith -

I'm trying to change the release year on the film "Threesomething (2017)."  The film has never been screened anywhere and is slated for a  2018 release.  What do you suggest?

Thanks,
Sam
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Hi,

It may be enough to just add 2018 as a release date without a date or month. Otherwise you can wait until you have a more definitive screening date.
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