How to submit Title Change? (Year change only)

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Chico & Rita is a Spanish production and received its first premiere and wide release in its native country on February 23 and 25th, 2011 respectively. However because it was released in UK before this, its title refers to it as a 2010 film. How can I go about requesting the title be changed based on this discrepancy? Release dates have all already previously been added but it defaulted to the UK release date.

Thank you!
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Aaron: As far as I can tell, no change should be submitted in this case. Chico & Rita (2010) is listed as first having been released at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2010, which is accurate (see http://www.telluridefilmfestival.org/assets/guides/37th_tff_program_guide.pdf and http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/awards-campaign/posts/telluride-tabloid-is-simply-a-great-shocker-doc).

A film festival release counts as a release for IMDb purposes, and the first release will be used to determine the year that goes in parentheses after the film's title. (See http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/title_formats.)

So for IMDb purposes, this film is a 2010 film and should continue to be listed as such.

I hope this helps.
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Ah I see, so it's more of an absolute reference to the film's very first showing, regardless of country. Thanks for the response.

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