Proper Categories for Image Submissions

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 1 month ago
  • Acknowledged
When submitting title images,  what are the correct categorizations for images of:

1)  Film programs -- handed out to audiences in movie theaters, especially in Denmark and Germany.  Like foreign posters, their artwork is often significantly different from the US versions. 

2)  Cover art or pertinent article illustrations from periodicals like Le Film Complet or Boy's Cinema -- whose pages  contain studio- or distributor-issued lithography accompanying extensive summaries of the films featured,.and were distributed for newsstand purchase.

Should they be submitted as publicity, production art, product art, or a form of poster, since the image emphasis is on the artwork?

Thanks!

Jan 
2019 IMDb contributor #249 

Photo of sistergrimm

sistergrimm

  • 12 Posts
  • 15 Reply Likes
  • Uncertain

Posted 1 month ago

  • 1
Photo of Ed Jones(XLIX)

Ed Jones(XLIX)

  • 19993 Posts
  • 22662 Reply Likes
IMDb does not allow the following:
  • Partial nudity (e.g. female nipples) regardless of context
  • Frontal pelvic nudity
  • Anuses (tasteful adult bottoms e.g. buttocks/cheeks are ok)
  • Prurient nudity (e.g. fondling, implied masturbation, or implied sexual contact between two or more people)
  • Sexually suggestive or prurient images containing children
  • Blatant prurient activity
  • Pornography, or images related to pornographic titles, whether they contain nudity or not
  • Realistic sex toys, sex toys in an erotic context, or implied use
  • Excessive gore. Yes, we allow frequent or intense realistic violence, but we have our limits.
  • Feces or urine
  • Real life death
  • Book or Magazine covers
  • Soundtrack covers
  • Paparazzi photos
  • Fan art
  • Leaked images, 'revenge porn', or any images taken under the agreement/reasonable assumption that they would remain private.
  • Personal contact information
  • Any personal information about children under 13
  • Product or service advertisements
  • Images for which you do not own the copyright or have the necessary rights
  • Images displaying third-party ownership or branding, such as watermarks. Watermarks of the title's creators, such as the production company or TV channel, are acceptable.
  • Poor quality images. Please refer to the in-depth guidelines on this below.
  • Unnecessary quantities of very similar still images from the same scene.
  • Spoilers, e.g. an image revealing a major plot twist from later in the film, such as a dead main character.


(Edited)
Photo of sistergrimm

sistergrimm

  • 12 Posts
  • 15 Reply Likes
Ed Jones (XLIX), I appreciate that your response, while rendered promptly to address my query, is doing double-duty here as a reply also to a question regarding contributions of published fan-art images, explaining the otherwise head-scratching emphasis regarding fan art and perhaps one or two other bullet points. 

So, the exclusion of my second example --that the cover of any magazine is not permitted -- would be applicable even if the periodical displays an image reproduced from press-books issued by studios and/or distributors, and the cover is no longer subject to copyright.  However, it is not applicable if the same image is displayed on the periodical's interior pages and the content is no longer copyrighted.  Am I applying this differentiation correctly?  If it's any help at all, the periodicals I refer to by name were published in the 1920s through the 1950s.

Meanwhile, I believe the answer to my first example -- film-specific programs --is still pending.

Thank you, Jan





Photo of Ed Jones(XLIX)

Ed Jones(XLIX)

  • 19993 Posts
  • 22662 Reply Likes
I have found that older images that you have just posted are accepted on a case by case basis.
They must be properly formatted and cropped with no borders present. The top image is also, "Tilted" that would cause rejection. It is best described as a poster.
Older Poster images for movie house display are welcomed too. The left photo in the book for example, is a poster. The right image would be a still. But that image may or may not be rejected because of the cutout nature. The 'curved' top of the image and the two bottom cutouts. It would most likely be rejected. I personally would not submit it. Just to let you know this is me..............
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur28003732/?ref_=nv_usr_prof_2
I have not had a rejected image in a long time. Once I learned what is acceptable and what is not.

I personally have submitted about a dozen or so very old images just like yours, in the last year. None were rejected.
So, have fun.


(Edited)
Photo of Ed Jones(XLIX)

Ed Jones(XLIX)

  • 19993 Posts
  • 22662 Reply Likes
2nd note:
That top image really needs to be in the database.
It is a rare UK poster image. Even though it is a magazine cover IMDb would probably take it.
The top is straight, but the bottom is twisted.
If you could clean up the image and crop out the paper edges it should be accepted.
It would be nice if the image was not 'twisted' as I pointed out.

Also that left image in the book would be nice too. That is another UK only image.
Work on the transfer to digital of a clean flat image and crop it properly and would be accepted.
(Edited)
Photo of Bubbles

Bubbles

  • 5 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
The images are from here
Photo of sistergrimm

sistergrimm

  • 12 Posts
  • 15 Reply Likes
Yes, exactly, Bubbles.  Ed Jones (XLIX), I apologize if I misrepresented the images I included with my response; I used them only to illustrate my understanding of the difference between what are perceived as permissible contributions, and what are not: they are not submission-ready.  

Thank you for your opinion that similar images might be properly submitted as "posters."  That is generally what I have done; I haven't had any rejections on that basis,and am hoping for a more definitive answer from submissions staff on both my questions.

Nice to meet you, Ed Jones (XLIX)

sistergrimm (Jan)
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2500504/?ref_=nv_usr_prof_2


Photo of Ed Jones(XLIX)

Ed Jones(XLIX)

  • 19993 Posts
  • 22662 Reply Likes
Likewise!