Declined item in #190714-152308-436000 (and voice cameos in general)

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Interesting case with my submission #190714-152308-436000: title Dreaming of Eli Silverman (2017), a short film of mine, was mostly approved, but my own voice cameo was declined: 

I know that eligibility of uncredited voice work is a case-to-case thing, but I think that in cases of director cameo it should have a free pass more often. In fact, IMDb guidelines example of uncredited voice work is Quentin Tarantino's voice cameo in Jackie Brown (1997) (by the way: there is no hyperlink for it in the guidelines!) and yet many voice cameos fall short of being approved, despite role clearly being separate entity in most cases and not falling into ADR/looping territory. There are cases of the latter, as well (Christopher Nolan dubbing half-a-line for Joe Pantoliano in Memento (2000), Orson Welles dubbing dozens of characters in his own movies), but declined cases in my recent memory include James Cameron, who mostly voiced separate characters in his own works (in fact, he has an uncredited voice cameo in each of his movies). It's hard to say why it is different from Tarantino's case or some other long-approved established voice cameos by directors: John Carpenter in They Live (1988) and Dark Star (1974) (why his larger voice cameo in Halloween (1978) is suddenly absent, though?..), David Cronenberg in Crash (1996), Stanley Kubrick in Full Metal Jacket (1987) or Richard Stanley in Hardware (1990)

Back to my case, despite role is miniscule and is more of breathing sound then lines, it was an intended point for me to be heard in the scene and it's not a case of ADR/looping, as was being uncredited (in most cases even if the role is larger I don't credit myself in my work as I want to highlight other actors in production). Plus, considering length of a short it can be considered a notable part of it. I'll be fully okay if the cameo is ineligible and fits more in Miscellaneous Crew, though, but I wanted to draw attention to the problem in general.  
  
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Hi Nikolay,

Generally these credits are indeed against policy, but seeing as this is your own title and you can confirm the information then we are happy to accept your credit here under editorial discretion.

Thanks,
Will
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Great thanks, Will! (and sorry that the answer is a bit delayed!)