Correcting a release date

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My film FEAR NO GUMBO I'm having the same problem I created my account in 2016 my film came out in 2018 IMDB has the release date as 2016 please correct my release date! I've lost out on lots of film festival opportunities because of this error folks think my film has been released in 2016 my correct date is 2018. I've complained 3 times and nothing has been done to correct it PLEASE HELP ME!

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Born: It looks like this same film has been entered into IMDb at least twice:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5845820/ -- Fear No Gumbo (2016), directed by Kimberly Rivers Roberts
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5846260/ -- Fear No Gumbo (????), directed by Kimberly Roberts

Are these the same film, with the director having her credits split between two separate name pages?

There is also this other entry:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10374286/ -- Fear no gumbo short (2019), directed by Kimberly Rivers Roberts

Is there both a feature and a short version of this movie? And I notice that this Kimberly Rivers Roberts has yet another separate name page, but with her name broken up differently. (The first one is Roberts, Kimberly Rivers, but the second one is Rivers Roberts, Kimberly).

I assume there is only one Kimberly Rivers Roberts involved in these films, but I don't know how many films are actually involved.

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The next question to deal with is the release date. What was the exact release date for this film in 2018  (I assume you mean the feature version) and where was it released? For example, if it was shown in a film festival, what festival was it? Please provide a link to a web page to confirm that release.

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I should note that there have been several times where filmmakers have asked to have their films moved to later years because they didn't want a film festival showing to be included since it made their film look too old. But this situation seems to be the opposite problem. IMDb currently lists a release date for this film of 28 June 2016, with no attribute, implying a wide release which this film didn't have. (See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5845820/releaseinfo.) I can't find any evidence that this film was released in 2016. In fact, so far, I haven't even found any release dates in 2018 for it. (2019, yes, though.)
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Yes there is a feature which made its first showing Aug 2018 and a short which was released 2019. I'm Kimberly Rivers Roberts is the Director of both the short and feature only 2 films are involved.
The feature version released date is August 5th 2018 at the HIP HOP film festival and the short release date is June 22 2019
https://youtu.be/QV_XiX_Ema0 here's a clip I have more proof if you need it.
Thank you for your help!
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Kimberly: I noticed that your problem has not been resolved yet, so I am hoping that another contributor or an IMDb staffer will be able to help you.
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Any suggestions or persons to contact about this?
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Hi born hustler records -

Can you confirm if you have already submitted a correction to the existing Release Date?  If so, please post the submission reference number here and our staff can take a further look.
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Hey Michelle,

Thanks for assisting me the reference number is190712-193359-777000  I actually have 2 of them 
here's the other one 190201-022611-729000 
Please let me know if you need anything else?

Kimberly,
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Hi Kimberly -

Thanks for the submission details, I was able to see that the June 2016 listed Release Date was added by a member of the production after the listed release, can you confirm if there was any type of screening on this 2016 date?
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The first screening was August 5 2018 no screenings happened before then
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Hi, Kimberly:

In order to decide whether the release date change is appropriate, I guess Michelle is expecting a bit more info about the following two events where some preliminary versions of the documentary have been shown to the public:

Cheers!
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I see where the conflict is coming in at however this October 13th was not a screening if the film but a preview a of the raw version as a fundraiser to finish funding the film only 15 min of raw footage was shown 10 mins of that footage didn't make the final cut. THE FINAL CUT was released August 5 2018
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Hi born hustler records, I am wondering if this is also where some confusion is.


https://www.facebook.com/L9RFest/posts/?ref=page_internal
https://issuu.com/gambitneworleans/docs/082415
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Non of these were screenings only promotional opportunities to discuss the film's not show them. INDIWOOD event was canceled
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Hi born hustler records -

Please note that even though the screening was an early version, we will consider that to be a valid release if the screening was public.  I can also see that there was a completed version of the film in 2016 that was submitted to film festivals and a screener that was publicly available in 2016.

To clarify, if the preview screening was public then we will consider this a valid release and will need to retain the 2016 Release Date and title year; if a different version of the film was screened in 2018 you can still add this Release Date to the title, but we cannot change the title year to 2018.
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The raw clip screening was a private invitation only
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Hi born hustler records -

Based on the previous posts showcasing the preview screening, it looks like this was a public showing; as such we will need to retain the 2016 release details. 
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Ok you all can have that false ass information about the film. I KNOW WHEN i released it. IMDB continue to post FALSE FILM INFO if that makes you happy have a great day!