Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Multimedia and Commons/Cross-referencing Utility for Films

Cross-referencing Utility for Films

  • Problem: Users often access Wikipedia articles about films to look up actors and other personnel and see what other films these people have worked on. Though offers a comparable database, at present no utility exists for cross-referencing personnel.
  • Proposed solution: The proposed utility would allow two or more names to be input into a search, the result of which would show films that contained those personnel. The data afforded by this utility could otherwise only be accessed through painstaking manual crossreferencing.
  • Who would benefit: Researchers who study films in which specific combinations of personnel appear, including actors who appear together but also less likely but potentially significant combinations like a certain actor and cinematographer. Fans who are curious to have an insider perspective on the behind-the-scenes world of film personnel.
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  • Proposer: TeiseiMG (talk) 17:22, 18 January 2022‎ (UTC)


  • This seems like it could be done with a Wikidata query today. --Izno (talk) 19:45, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I agree with Izno. This sounds like a special case of a more general need to have a user-friendly browsing/query interface for Wikidata. Silver hr (talk) 18:26, 2 February 2022 (UTC)