sumbmission never updated

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I am the producer of a project listed on IMDB, after running into major issues in post production our completion date unexpectedly blew out (years!) and (is about to be) completed this month-Jan 2019, but my updated for the title never appears live on the site. Wondering how I can rectify as when I submit to festivals, Imdb still lists it as completes in 2012.
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Belle Nicholas

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GMJ, Champion

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Please post the 18-digit reference number of the submission so an IMDb representative can review the update and respond.
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Belle Nicholas

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I’ve tried submitting a few times over the past year but here is one of the tracking numbers: 180530-032633-650000 Thanks
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Will, Official Rep

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Hi Belle Nicholas,

The title page indicates that the film Phoenix Rising won Best Feature Film in 2013 at the Australian Screen Industry Network Awards. How could this have happened without the film being released?

Regards,
Will
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Belle Nicholas

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Hi Will,
I never submitted the film for that award, I think a cast member might have. It won ‘best screenplay’ and ‘best feature film’ but I think it was just the talk and excitement and promotion that we were doing with the film that got it recognised by the relatively small area where we shot it, and drew votes, because it was only a rough cut at that stage. I did actually receive some phone calls and messages the night it won, abusing me because ‘how can you win when no-ones seen it’ but again, I didnt submit it and had nothing to do with voting, I was just contacted and told ‘congratulations on your win’. The same as it having 5.8 stars- when no-ones seen it? I dont understand it either. Hope this helps...
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Vincent Fournols

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Hi Belle,

As per IMDb policy applying to all films worlwide, the simple fact that it won an award at an acknowledged festival is enough for the film to be registered and to consider it as a release date, regardless whether you submitted it or not.
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Belle Nicholas

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Thanks Vincent, is that even if no-one there actually saw the film before awarding it? Also what qualifies something as a festival? That one doesnt screen films, or have the full film submitted, it just had my films name entered, it stands for Australian Screen Industry Network awards and is a very small group in QLD Australia. Not diminishing them trying to grow- but its not a festival as such.

Thanks in advance.
Belle
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Vincent Fournols

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I am not familiar with the way festivals qualify to be acknowledged on IMDb (look for it in the help), but I know it is pretty straightforward, as I have seen several attempts in this forum being turned down for lack of recognition.