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WikiProject Film is a WikiProject dedicated to building comprehensive and detailed articles on Wikipedia about topics related to films. Please feel free to add yourself to the project.

Scope[edit]

The project generally considers all articles directly related to film to be within its scope, except that it does not include articles about actors, directors and filmmakers, which are within the scope of the Biography WikiProject and specifically the Actors and Filmmakers and Screenwriters projects.

Our primary work is concentrated in a number of broad areas:

  • Films and film series
  • Film characters
  • Companies and organizations of note with a substantial relevance to films, including equipment suppliers, production companies, archives, institutes and educational facilities.
  • Film awards, including individual ceremonies, award categories, and winner or nominee lists.
  • Film festivals, including invididual instances and ancillary bodies.
  • Film equipment, technology, practice, and terminology.
  • Significant historical locations and structures primarily used for filmmaking or exhibition.
  • Film studies topics and notable film critics, theorists, and researchers.
  • Genres, types, movements and periods of film; the cinematic histories of particular nations, regions and groups.

As of 28 August 2022, there are 179,434 articles within the scope of WikiProject Film, of which 616 are featured and 1,343 are good articles. These articles have the ((WikiProject Film)) template on their talk page.

Goals[edit]

  • To standardize film articles on Wikipedia
  • To improve Wikipedia coverage of films by adding, expanding and improving film articles
  • To serve as a central point of discussion for issues related to Wikipedia film articles
  • To provide the necessary framework to assist in bringing all articles within the project scope to the highest possible quality

Guidelines[edit]

The following are specific guidelines for articles within the scope of this WikiProject (in order of consideration for editors creating articles):

Tasks[edit]

Articles tagged for cleanup[edit]

See the full CleanupWorklistBot list for this project, grouped by problem type (or on Alphabetic tab, by age, importance, and class).

Improve the bird's eye view[edit]

The entire subject and Wikipedia's coverage of it is intended to be summarized in the Outline of film. It in turn is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's main contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise film-related material. It is a hub from which to organize related topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Please help improve it.

It's our bird's eye view.

Thank you.

Announcements and open tasks[edit]

WikiProject Film announcements and open tasks []

Article alerts • Articles needing attention • Assessment • Cleanup listing • Deletion sorting • New articles • Popular pages • Requests • Reviews


Did you know

Featured article candidates

Featured list candidates

Featured topic candidates

Good article nominees

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Requests for comments

Peer reviews

Task force requests
American cinema
Expansion needed
Cinema of the United States
Tagging needed
Category:Cinema of the United States
Animated films
Argentine cinema
Requested articles
List of missing Argentine films • Iris Alonso • Carlos Belucci • Adrián Cuneo • Juan Carlos Desanzo • Despabílate amor • Pedro Escudero • Damian Zifron •
Expansion needed
Amelia BenceCarlos F. BorcosqueHugo del CarrilLibertad LamarqueCinema of ArgentinaVíctor Laplace
Australian cinema
Requested articles
List of missing Australian films
Baltic cinema
Expansion needed
Cinema of EstoniaCinema of LatviaCinema of Lithuania
British cinema
Requested articles
Andy Medhurst • Cinema Theatre Association (22 references on en.wikipedia) • Category: British Mixed-Race actors/actresses
Expansion needed
Cinema of the United Kingdom
Tagging needed
Category:Cinema of the United Kingdom
Canadian cinema
Requested articles
YUL 871 (see http://www.nfb.ca/film/yul_871_en)
Expansion needed
Cinema of Canada, Stealing Mary, Six Reasons Why
Chinese cinema
Requested articles
List of missing Chinese Films
Christian films
Expansion needed
Christian film
Comic book films
Documentary films
Film awards
Film festivals
Expansion needed
Film festivalBuenos Aires International Festival of Independent CinemaJakarta International Film FestivalLocarno International Film FestivalMar del Plata International Film FestivalMoscow International Film FestivalNewport Beach Film FestivalPusan International Film Festival •; International Film Festival RotterdamSan Antonio Independent Christian Film FestivalCork Film FestivalAnchorage International Film Festival; DisOrient Film Festival; Seattle Asian American Film Festival; Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Filmmaking
Requested articles
Agfa Ansco • Alienbrain • American Optical CompanyAnimo (redirect should be deleted) • Antimatograph • aperture plate • Argentine Society of Cinematographers • Arriflex 16BLArriflex 16MArriflex 16STArriflex 235Arriflex 35BLArriflex 765 • Arriflex II • Arriflex III • Arriscan • Arritechno 35 • Association of Brazilian Cinematographers • Association of Czech Cinematographers • Austrian Association of Cinematographers • Avid Cinema • Avid Interplay • Avid MCXpress • Avid Mojo • Avid Videoshop • Avid Xpress • backfocus • backlit animation • Belgian Society of Cinematographers • Birtac • British Film Commission • Bulgarian Society of Cinematographers • casting agency • Champion Motion Picture Company • Chimera (filmmaking) • Cinema Camera Club • Cinema Products • Danish Society of Cinematographers • DeLuxe Labs • Deutsche Universal-Film AG • Digital Cinema Distribution Master • Dolby Digital Surround EX • DS Nitris • DVCPROHD • Elite Optics • film composer • Finnish Society of Cinematographers • fluid head • Fusion camera • geared headGeorge Kleine Productionshigh-speed filming • Hungarian Society of Cinematographers • image plane (dab this to computers as well) • In-Three • Indian Society of CinematographersInternational Pictures • Isco Optic • Israeli Cinematographers Association • Italian Society of Cinematographers • Iwerks 70 • Japanese Society of Cinematographers • Joe Dunton Camera • Kinarri 16Kinarri 35 • Korean Society of Cinematographers • film lighting • Matthews Studio Equipment • Mexican Society of Cinematographers • motion judder • negative cut list • Netherlands Society of Cinematographers • Norwegian Society of Cinematographers • Obie light • Onation Studios • Pathéscope • Photo-Sonics • Pick-up shot • Polish Society of Cinematographers • Prizmacolor • production buyer • Rex Motion Picture Company • Russian Guild of Cinematographers • Schneider Optics • scratch removal • scratch test (dab needed) • scrubbing • Slovenian Association of Cinematographers • Society of Cinematographers in Estonia • South African Society of Cinematographers • Sovcolor • Spanish Society of Cinematographers • Spirit Datacine • Static Club • SuperScope • SuperScope 235 • Swiss Cinematographers Society • Unity Isis • Unity MediaNetwork • universal capture • Viper FilmStream
French cinema
Requested articles
Régis Arpin • Marc Barbé • Jean-Pierre Cargol • Pierre Champagne • Pierre Chatagny • Clara Choveaux • Charlotte Clasis • Garance Clavel • Laetitia Colombani • Jérôme Cornuau • Chris Delaporte • Nicole Félix • Charles Gerdes • Philippe Grimond • Jenny Hélia • Joseph Ivens • Albert Juross • Chantal Mercier • Celia MontalvánLucien Nonguet • Nadine Nortier • André PaulvéMarcel Pérès • Pierre Pradinas • Henri Roanne • Janine Ronceray • Catherine Sée • Luc Simon • Irene Starevich • Albert Stemler • Gérard Valet • Daniel Vigne • Ana Vladescu • Annette Wademant • Pierre Watrin • Mahmoud Zemmouri • Love Me (2000 film)
German cinema
Requested articles
Liselotte Eder (aka, Lilo Pempeit) • Karl Scheydt • Elisa Schlott • Das falsche Gewicht
Expansion needed
Cinema of Germany
Indian cinema
Cleanup needed
Bot-generated cleanup listingHindi films and plagiarismRamoji Film CityFilmfare AwardsIIFA AwardsIIFANaam (1986 film)Anand BakshiAjay DevganN. T. Rama Rao Jr.Rashmika Mandanna
Requested articles
List of missing Indian Films (see also lists of Indian films for redlinks) • Beary Cinema
Expansion needed
Draft articles: Tulu cinemaAnahat (film)Prakash JhaCentral Board of Film CertificationFilmfare Awards SouthKerala Film Critics Association AwardsAmitabh BachchanGabbar Singh Sanjay DuttHindustan Photo FilmsSanskrit cinema
Citations needed
Central Board of Film Certification
Italian cinema
Requested articles
Al limite • Tommaso Bianco • Catene (1925 film) • César Sforza; Cocco di mamma, IlLa fugaFuochi d'artificioHijos del vientoIl principe idiota • Elma Krimer • L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory • Yole Marinelli • Nino Martinengo; Medusa Film • Antonio Morabito • Adriana Novelli • Giacomino Origoni; Padre SperanzaGiulio PanicaliSu e giù per la scalaTre per sempre
Japanese cinema
Cleanup needed
Kane no naru oka: Dai san hen, kuro no makiSunae Shibari Dai-nihen (verify, there are many similar titles)
Requested articles
(empty)
Expansion needed
Film stubsNinkyō Shimizu-minatoKochiyama soshun (1936 film)Onna Keirin-ōHitogui AmaYogoreta Nikutai SeijoThe Romance of YushimaYoru no kibaShirayuki-sensei to kodomo-tachiTotsugu hi madePaco and the Magical Book
Images needed
Articles needing an imageLove Is Strength
Korean cinema
Cleanup needed
Cinema of Korea
Requested articles
List of missing Korean filmsCrossroads of Youth • International Women's Film Festival in Seoul • Seoul International Film Festival (currently a redirect) • redlinks in List of film festivals in South Korea
Expansion needed
Korean film stubsList of Korean-language filmsList of North Korean filmsList of South Korean filmsList of Korean film directorsKorean animation
Mexican cinema
Expansion needed
Cinema of Mexico
Tagging needed
Category:Cinema of Mexico
New Zealand cinema
Cleanup needed
Cinema of New Zealand
Nordic cinema
Requested articles
Denmark: The Early Years-Erik Nietzsche Part 1List of missing Danish filmsFinland: RevolutionList of Jussi Award winners for Best Finnish FilmIceland: DísParentsAhead of Time (aka, takt við tímann) • Norway: Films missing in List of Amanda Award winnersSweden: Films missing in List of Guldbagge Award winners for Best Swedish Film
Expansion needed
List of Norwegian filmsList of Swedish filmsList of Finnish filmsList of Danish filmsList of Icelandic films
Pakistani cinema
Requested articles
List of missing Pakistani films (see also Lists of Pakistani films for red links) • Pothohari cinema (in Azad Kashmir) • Regional cinemas in Saraiki, Khowar, and Gilgit-Baltistan • Film industry in Islamabad
Expansion needed
Draft articlesLollywoodKariwoodPunjabi cinemaPashto cinemaSindhi cinemaKashmiri cinema
Citations needed
Central Board of Film CensorsCinema of Pakistan
Tagging needed
Category:Cinema of Pakistan Doing...
Persian cinema
Requested articles
12th Fajr International Film Festival • 13th Fajr International Film Festival • 14th Fajr International Film Festival • 15th Fajr International Film Festival • 16th Fajr International Film Festival • 17th Fajr International Film Festival • 18th Fajr International Film Festival • 19th Fajr International Film Festival • 20th Fajr International Film Festival • 21st Fajr International Film Festival • 22nd Fajr International Film Festival • 23rd Fajr International Film Festival • ComaGharibanehHasan KachalJazireh AhaniRansomerTakhti
Expansion needed
Close-UpGaavSmell of Camphor, Fragrance of JasmineTaste of Cherry
Romanian cinema
Requested articles
My Beautiful DaciaRynaMarele jaf comunistMarfa și banii (Stuff and Dough)TudorAurDragoste la mănăstireAmor fatal
Expansion needed
StrigoiOdessa în flăcăriThe World According to Ion B.The Autobiography of Nicolae CeausescuSilent WeddingThe Paper Will Be BlueTertium non daturList of Romanian historical films; Child's Pose (Berlin International Film Festival Winner is a stub!)
Silent films
Southeast Asian cinema
Cleanup needed
Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences AwardLVN PicturesGabi ng ParangalCrayonMr. Suave hoy! hoy! hoy! hoy! hoy! hoy!Moments of LoveNatutulog Ba Ang DiyosNow That I Have YouGingOnce Upon a Time in Manila
Requested articles
SBM Golden Lens AwardsInternational Documentary Film Festival JakartaChants of LotusLucky 7List of missing Thai films
Expansion needed
Jakarta International Film FestivalPontianak Harum Sundal Malam
Merging needed
Bituing Walang Ningning (split) • Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos (split) •
Citations needed
Waris Jari HantuRaja BersiongDeathrowJosé RizalMuro Ami
Soviet and post-Soviet cinema
Expansion needed
Cinema of Russia
Spanish cinema
Requested articles
Álvaro Fernández Armeroes • • El bosque animadoBrigada criminalLa BuscaMary CarrilloLos chicosLa corte del faraónesDulces horas • • Hay un camino a la derechaesMadregildaesMoros y cristianosEl mundo sigueMurió hace 15 añosNacional IIIesNueve cartas a BertaTerele PávezEl PuenteQueridísimos verdugos • Roberto Salazar • SevillanasLuchy SotoesTamaño naturalesA Toda MáquinaLa trasiendaesEl último cupléLo verde empieza en los PirineosVida en sombras
War films
Attention needed
...to referencing and citation (1,432) • ...to coverage and accuracy (938) • ...to structure (243) • ...to grammar (151) • ...to supporting materials (179)
Popular pages
Full list
Cleanup needed
Add an article here!
Requested articles
Destination Death (1961 film) de
Expansion needed
6th Marine Division on Okinawa25 April (film)more...
Images needed
Add an article here!
Merging needed
Add an article here!
Citations needed
Add an article here!
Translation needed
Add an article here!
Tagging needed
Category:War films

Project organization[edit]

Due to the size, scope and number of interested editors working on articles, the project has added several additional structures to keep the work organized:

  • Coordinators in charge of project organization and administration
  • Departments for specialized tasks across the whole of the project
  • Task forces to allow collaboration amongst editors interested in specific topics within the project-wide scope

Coordinators[edit]

The project coordinators are generally responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the project, and serve as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers, nor with any authority over article content or editor conduct.

The Lead Coordinator bears overall responsibility for coordinating the project; the Coordinators aid the Lead Coordinator and focus on specific areas that require special attention.

Coordinators
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Karthikndr (talk · contribs)

More detailed descriptions of the coordinators' responsibilities, the history of the positions, and the process by which coordinators are selected may also be of some interest.

Participants[edit]

If you wish to join this project, please feel free to add your name to our Participants page!

In addition, participants and other Wikipedians who wish to show support for this project should feel free to add ((User WikiProject Films)), or alternatively you can place a big userbox on your page by adding ((Films)).

Departments[edit]

  • Assessment focuses on determining and tracking the quality of Wikipedia's film articles; the resulting statistics are used to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.
  • Categorization acts as a central location for work on the category tree, including recommendations for hierarchy structuring, comments on categories for deletion, and general discussion about film categories.
  • Core identifies our core articles and provides a rough idea of how well covered these articles are. (Anyone who brings a core article to FA automatically earns a Film Award.)
  • Films based on books identifies articles which may require splitting the source material from the film adaptation into separate articles.
  • Future films monitors articles on unreleased films to check for notability, assist in sourcing, and compile a release schedule.
  • Missing films compiles lists of potentially notable films for which an article does not yet exist and sorts them by country and time period
  • Outreach acts as a central location for various member outreach work, including project newsletters, recruitment and welcoming banners, and other related initiatives.
  • Resources provides a guide to finding information for sourcing articles, whether through online/print sources or members' personal libraries.
  • Review conducts both informal peer reviews of articles and other content; it also provides a centralized forum for viewing external reviews (such as featured article candidacies) within the project's scope.
  • Spotlight displays positive contributions and accomplishments by the project as a whole, including featured content, DYKs (Did You Know?), A and GA-Class articles, and film barnstar winners.

Task forces[edit]

Please discuss any proposals for new task forces with the project as a whole before creating them.

WP Film operates many task forces. Task forces are informal groups of editors gathered for collaborative work on a particular topic within the subject of film. They afford the advantage of allowing editors to organize their efforts around a topic without having to expend time and energy organizing and duplicating the overall structure, style, and guidelines for a descendant WikiProject which would be completely or mostly covered by the Films project. All users are encouraged to participate in any that interest them.

Editors interested in creating task forces should look towards creating a task force with a medium-to-large number of articles within its scope, or consider a higher-level scope if this cannot be achieved. (For example, less productive national cinemas may be better served by creating a collective regional cinema task force instead.)

Task forces should also have aroused a significant number of potential participants to warrant organizational overhead. The project, via consensus on the discussion page, will determine if a task force is to be created.

(It should be noted that task forces created prior to July 1, 2007 were moved from independent WikiProjects and should thus be considered "grandfathered" in.)

Potential task forces[edit]

Potential task forces - should only be created where there is specific demand from users

Multimedia task forces[edit]

If you wish to start a task force on a film which has spawned a multimedia franchise, you can add your proposal to the Media franchises task force proposals page.

Current collaborations[edit]

The current ongoing drive at WikiProject Film is the improvement of the Stub-Class articles from the Core article list. The aim is to improve these articles to Start-Class or better. The drive began with the 2011 update of the list, at which time 106 Stub-class articles remained. The charts below illustrate the progress being made in this drive.

Useful tags[edit]

  • If you find, create or contribute to a film article, please paste ((WikiProject Film)) on the top of its discussion page with the appropriate parameters and add the article to the relevant lists within List of films. In addition, some parameters that can be pasted within the ((WikiProject Film)) template on the discussion page in order to request the addition of missing material are |needs-infobox=yes and |needs-image=yes.
  • If you find a stub article that has not yet been marked as a stub, add ((film-stub)) to the bottom of the article, or browse Category:Film stubs for sub-categories such as ((comedy-film-stub)), ((action-film-stub)), and other sub-stubs by subject or country. The article will then automatically be included in the film stubs category, where you can find plenty of stub articles to expand if you are itching to do something.

See also[edit]

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