Template:Film date

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Purpose

This template has two functions:

  1. To provide correct formatting of film release dates and their locations within {{Infobox film}}. A citation for each date/location may also be supplied.
  2. To automatically categorize films according to their first release date.

Usage

This template is intended to supply a result to the |released= parameter of {{Infobox film}}.

The template adds Category:YYYY films where YYYY is the year of first release, as well as Category:Upcoming films for films that have not reached their first release yet. The television equivalents of these categories (Category:YYYY television films and Category:Upcoming television films) are used when the |TV= parameter is set for use on television film articles.

Note that if only the year is included as the release date, the film is considered to be "upcoming" during that entire year.

Syntax

This template allows up to five release dates/locations, but normally no more than two are needed. Please see WP:FILMRELEASE for a full explanation.

One release date only

  • {{Film date|year|month|day|location|ref1=<ref name="xxxxx" />}}

If no location is specified, month and day may be omitted. If location is specified, then month and day must be supplied, though they may be left blank or empty if not known; ref1= is an optional parameter allowing a named reference ("xxxxx") to be used to verify the date/location of the release.

More than one release date

  • {{Film date|year1|month1|day1|location1|ref1=<ref name="xxxxx" />|year2|month2|day2|location2|ref2=<ref name="yyyy" />}} and similarly for up to five dates/locations.

In this case, all the year, month, day and location parameters, except the last, must be supplied, but as before, month and day may be left empty or blank if not known. Note that ref1=, ref2=, etc. are optional named parameters, and either may be omitted without affecting the other parameters.

Examples

{{Film date|1993}} returns:
  • 1993 (1993)
{{Film date|1993|02}} returns:
  • February 1993 (1993-02)
{{Film date|1993|02|24}} returns:
  • February 24, 1993 (1993-02-24)
{{Film date|1993|February|24}} returns:
  • February 24, 1993 (1993-February-24)
{{Film date|1993|02|24||2008|03}} returns:
  • February 24, 1993 (1993-02-24)
  • March 2008 (2008-03)
{{Film date|1993|02|24|Latvia}} returns:
  • February 24, 1993 (1993-02-24) (Latvia)
{{Film date|1993|02|24||2008|03|23}} returns:
  • February 24, 1993 (1993-02-24)
  • March 23, 2008 (2008-03-23)

Optional parameters

  • df can be set to "y" or "yes" to display the day before the month. Default is month before day.
{{Film date|1993|02|24|df=y}} returns:
  • 24 February 1993 (1993-02-24)
{{Film date|1993|02|24|Latvia|df=y}} returns:
  • 24 February 1993 (1993-02-24) (Latvia)


  • fy can be set to override the automatic category. For example:

{{Film date|1993|02|24||2008|03|23}} uses the category Category:1993 films

{{Film date|1993|02|24||2008|03|23|fy=2008}} uses the category Category:2008 films.


  • TV is to be used for television films. It sorts films into [[Category:YYYY television films]] in place of [[Category:YYYY films]]. Set TV=y or TV=yes to do this.


  • ref1, ref2, ref3, ref4, ref5 are used to supply named references. See above for detail.

Technical note

This template uses {{Start date}} to handle the hard work of date formatting, and {{Plainlist}} to format list items as recommended for use within infoboxes.

Redirects

See also

ur:تاریخ فلم