Featured Video Page Display FAQs

Once a name or title page has a video in it's gallery, we'll automatically display the content on the main page for users to see - this is called the featured video.



Its worth noting that if the video is tagged as mature, it won't be allowed in this slot. 




How the video is chosen

If there's more than one video in the gallery, an automated selection logic will choose which one will be shown on the main page.

For title pages and unclaimed name pages, see below for how our automated selection works:

Please note, only videos associated (and already present in your video gallery) with your name can be used in this logic - if there's a video on IMDb you were involved in, but which you're not linked to - you can request new videos be tagged to your name via our contact Form.

The priority order in which the video types are selected:

  1. Videos related to the Known for title
  2. First interview by recency of addition
  3. Then first trailer by recency of addition
  4. Repeat for videos related to Known for titles #2, #3, #4 
  5. Interviews 
  6. TV Programs 
  7. Trailers 
  8. Clips 
  9. Demo reels

Within the types above, there are other factors that influence the selection:

  • Trailers
    These are ordered by the most recent primary title year.

  • Interviews
    These must include the name of the person in the title or description.

If none of the above types of video are present then there will be no featured video on the name page.

If a video is incorrectly assigned to a name page, you may report these cases via our contact form selecting:

IMDb Contributor > I need help and haven't submitted an update > Images & video > Remove or update videos 

Our data editors will be happy to take a look.

However please note that any video ordering or slate change requests raised for purely stylistic reasons will not be actioned.

The featured video that displays on the top of the title page is decided primarily based on the video type - regardless of the logic below, videos tagged as Mature will be ineligible for being listed on the featured video slot. 

The priority order in which the video types are selected:

  1. Trailer
  2. Full Episode
  3. Clip
  4. Promotional
  5. Featurette

If none of the above types of video are present then there will be no featured video on the title page.

If a video is incorrectly assigned to a title page you may report these cases via our contact form selecting;

IMDb Contributor > I need help and haven't submitted an update > Images & video > Remove/update videos 

Our data editors will be happy to take a look. However please note that any video change requests for the correct title raised for purely stylistic reasons will not be actioned.

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