September 22, 2014 at 5:32PM

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How to post your short on imdb.com ?

There’s a lot of confusion and nonsense about how to get a project listed on IMDB. Personally I found so different ways to put your short on imdb, but none of it seemed to me right way. And I think it is important, at least for me. It’s the first place people look to find out more about you as a filmmaker/actor/writer, and can be a great marketing tool.

I thought that IMDB Pro will do the thing, but when I looked closer, it looks like a perfect tool for actors, where you fill up your profile and apply for some casting calls. Didn't even find out if it is a good platform for Directors or Cinematographers or other film members.

I found that if you apply to a film festival through Withoutabox, than your film will be listed to imdb. Don't know if that's the way I want it.

Also you could add you film through imdb as a contributor, but you have also to prove that your work is eligible, which can be hard if you are in post-production write now.

So, do you guys have some experience with this? How do you recommend to do it?

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They monetize withoutabox, so if you value your time at more than $15 per hour, it is most convenient to submit shorts via submitting to a qualifying festival via withoutabox, then once it has been recieved by the festival, editing the IMDB page.
Mind you, once your film has been submitted to major festivals, you can add your film to IMDB without payment. Might be a bit late for most short film creators...

September 23, 2014 at 6:45PM

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Anna Lorentzon
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In general, IMDB has a strong policy about what titles are eligible to be displayed there or not. It's not an open database where every film can be found. So at least until you become an established filmmaker, you need to prove that your film deserves to be there, because it concerns and interests the general public, not just because it exists. Your best bets to succeed in that are: being accepted in film festivals, being awarded or nominated, generating press buzz etc.
Good luck!

September 24, 2014 at 11:00AM

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Stel Kouk
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I believe my film professor had told me that you must either have an IDMB Pro account, have your film accepted through festivals, or just having some sort of notice on the internet.

September 25, 2014 at 9:19AM

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Matt Bastos
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it's not a more easy way to do that?

October 23, 2014 at 2:50AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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There's lots of misinformation here. All you need to do is submit to an IMDB qualifying festival. Ie any of the majors and most of the minor ones. You don't have to be accepted or win or anything, just submit. It's an automatic process.

If you buy a Pro account any info you list or add yourself will disappear when you stop paying the subscription, so don't do it that way.

There may be other methods to get on but this is probably the easiest.

October 25, 2014 at 8:05AM

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As I understand it. Having a Pro account only lets you add stuff like images to your personal profile page as an actor or director ect. Once you stop paying it's the info on that personal page that will disappear.

August 18, 2017 at 7:09AM

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Cole Black
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