Titles with the wrong classifications despite having the appropriate keywords

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I've been finding a number of short films listed as feature films even after the running time and the "short film" keyword have been added.
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?keywords=short-film&sort=runtime,asc&title_type=feature

Similarly, a number of TV Mini-Series still listed as TV movies after the "TV miniseries" keyword was added.
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?keywords=tv-mini-series&sort=runtime,desc&title_type=tv_mov...
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Toby: The way to have a film classified as a Short is not with the "short-film" keyword, but rather by the Short genre.

Currently, Monaco Forever has only the Comedy genre, and the two Pokemon shorts have no genre at all. 

Visions
is 70 minutes long and should not be assigned the Short genre, which is only applied to films and video titles of 44 minutes or shorter. http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/genres#short

The problem with the "tv-mini-series" keyword not causing TV movies to be treated as miniseries is that the "tv-mini-series" keyword is normally supposed to be applied to TV series, not to TV movies. So, for example, the longest "TV-Mini-Series" TV movie on the list at http://www.imdb.com/search/title?keywords=tv-mini-series&sort=runtime,desc&title_type=tv_mov... is For the Term of His Natural Life (1983) (TV). To have it switched to a miniseries, it would need to have a Title Correction to become instead "For the Term of His Natural Life" (1983).

A program will only be categorized as a miniseries by IMDb if its title format indicates that it is a TV series and it has the "tv-mini-series" keyword.

I hope this helps.