Need a short film submission accepted, completed fields as necessary, link of the premiere already sent

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Question: as the Producer on a film that was completed 5 years ago, I've submitted a request to have it added and provided a link at a local premiere yet your email response (IMDB) is asking for one. Does one not suffice? I can't add the poster or stills or DVD cover picture to further prove it exists.
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CM: Please post your last full data submission here on the message board, as a separate post in this thread. You can copy it out of the receipt you would have received from IMDb by e-mail immediately after sending it in. Some of the regulars on the board may review it and, if they can, they may provide suggestions as to how to improve the submission to get it included in the database. (Also, please include the submission reference number -- it's an 18-digit number that will look something like 130123-123456-789000.)

Also, when you say you can't add the poster, stills, or DVD cover, do you mean that you don't have those items, or that you don't know how to submit them as evidence? If you do have them, to submit images to use as evidence for your submissions, use the data verification system (http://www.imdb.com/helpdesk/data_ver...). See http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?ad... for an explanation.
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I've added quite a few short films and never had any problems as I make sure I demonstrate public interest in the title - so the more links you can provide the better. If it got a local premiere, did it also get coverage in the local press? Has it been mentioned on movie websites, etc.

From your description it sounds to be sailing just below the bar for eligibility (as it says "Released in cinemas."):

www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?titleelig...

You need to give it a little extra push to get it over the bar, which I suspect would be the links they are asking for. If you have a DVD and it is available in Amazon, then that'd be a good one to add (as it'd not only tick the third box on the list, but also allow them to link through to Amazon from a but it link above the fold).
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MANY thnks, gromit82!- I only have jpgs & less lossier formats saved butthey're not available via website. The Production Co's are no longer being serviced online its over 5 years now since we filmed (.biz). I don't have URL links just image files to upload or send. Will do on posting the the entire IMDB receipt here.

Ty, Emperor! It was a local small budget film and was only aired as a premiere at a County Public Library. We did draw up a Press Release a month prior but I cannot find the link in the local newspaper online (most likely archived) There was no post marketing budget or funds left over to fuel the effort although we did produce a dvd of the short (13min).
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The only link so far I have is this one (which was submitted):
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/4588489/F...

IMDB response email as follows:
131108-232848-078000

"Hello,

Thank you for your submission. However, we require more evidence to verify that this title (a) exists and (b) is completed.

Please re-submit your title (using the link above) with one or more of the following working direct link(s) to a third party site in the "miscellaneous links" section of the new title form:

- A direct link to a trailer, clip or full video (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo - not password protected)

- Press articles about the title, e.g. something from the trades (Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Screendaily etc. - not self-written or on social networks)

- Evidence of a screening, e.g. an article, your entry in a festival listing, TV guide etc.

- Other evidence, e.g. news articles, reviews etc.

The more links you submit, the easier it is to verify the title's existence, and the quicker this title will appear on the site.

Please also see Section C. Eligibility rules, of the submission guide.

http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/add...

Please note: we do not consider links to Wikipedia or Facebook pages, blogs, wikis, casting notices, Twitter or social network sites as suitable evidence of a title's eligibility.

Regards,

The IMDb New Title Approval Team

(Please note: do not reply to this message - resubmit using the URL above. Thanks.)"
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Yes, they just need proof it is a finished film. This seems the simplest method:

- A direct link to a trailer, clip or full video (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo - not password protected)


If you don't want to make it public, then I know on YouTube you can make it only accessible through the direct link in the settings. This way you know only the member of staff handling the situation will get to see it, then you can delete it once it is live.
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Ok Emperor, will do! Much appreciated :)