Why are some film festivals not listed in the "Events" section of updates?

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Why are some film festivals not listed in the "Events" section of updates? My film won a prominent festival in it's 9th year and in Hollywood, yet I cannot update that info on my page because the festival is not listed...what gives?
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Posted 7 years ago

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You can wait for a staff reply for the why part but, the site is currently not adding events and suggest that the information be added as trivia.
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As already mentioned, the award section of the site is due to undergo some renovations and in the meantime we have suspended the addition of new award events until further notice. So you can add awards/nominations for events that are already listed on the site, but unfortunately you can't add a new film festival or other type of award-giving event yet.

Adding this info as a 'trivia' entry for the film is the best work-around to list this information at this point.
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@ Giancarlo, do you have a timeline/approximate date as to when new festivals may be added to IMDb.
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Becca Friedman

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bumping this topic - is there a timeline to this? It seems like it's been months of downtime but some well-respected festivals and awards are still not on the list. People don't tend to look into the trivia section to find awards, and adding the ones that are already recognized is a cumbersome process.

Also, I submitted "trivia" over a month ago, and it still hasn't popped up. Considering how much awards can help in the promotion of films, particularly shorts, it's knocking off some of the viability for imdb as a filmmakers tool vs. consumer reference.
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See this thread on the Contributors Help Board. Not an exact timeline update, but kind of...

http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000042/n...

Also, it has info on a waiting list for new ones that can be submitted via contact form, for inclusion when the new events section comes live.
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