Are trailers eligible titles?

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Hello.
I don't think trailers should be allowed to have their own IMDb pages. If I'm right, please delete https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6840246 and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6956886/.
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I hope not...

For me, they do not fit the eligibility criteria displayed here https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/title-eligibility/G9V8J6AXTQ292S5W?ref_=helpsect_c...#

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There is, however a catch in this particular case: it seems that this trailer is for a non-existent film (or, at least, I can't find the parent title), which makes it a short film which is, therefore, eligible. 
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At least Occurrence in a Park exists.
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Saluton, I see: not only is there a questionable release, Yuriy Pestov also has not one, not two, but three pages. Will proceed with the merge, because that should be done regardless of his titles being eligible or not... 
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I've already submitted merge requests, thanks.
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Interesting, I was actually thinking about addressing that same issue, but with more high-profile examples: Jean-Luc Godard has several trailers for his movies added as short films, including Bande-annonce de 'Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux' (1962) and Bande-annonce de 'Une femme est une femme' (1961). The question is: whether a very experimental and innovative work would qualify as both trailer AND short film, and the same goes for teasers and trailers which were filmed especially for marketing campaign and are effectively short films. 

Example that comes to mind is a classic teaser trailer for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, however if we are talking about what was already found eligible on IMDb there's Gettin' Wet on Wet with Deadpool 2 (2017).
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Gettin' Wet on Wet with Deadpool 2 doesn't seem to be an actual trailer.
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Saluton, well, it has segments in it which are basically trailer parts, although most of the time it is original footage filmed for the teaser. Here it is, just in case. 

It should be noted that title's eligibility doesn't stop people from telling it should be deleted from IMDb because it is "trailer". I guess it illustrates that trailers are a case-to-case scenario: while most are just that, some are effectively short films. Considering recent tendency of releasing promotional prologue short films such as Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)Life: Astronaut Diaries (2017) and 2036: Nexus Dawn (2017), the line gets more and more blurred these days. 
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Hi Saluton -

To clarify further, trailers are not eligible to be listed with title pages on IMDb.  If you find titles listed on the site for trailers, please request a title deletion through our Contact Form following the path: IMDb Fan/Contributor questions --> Titles --> Delete a title and our staff will investigate the listing.
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I see, thanks.