VdFS - Collecting Society of Audiovisual Authors
We represent the rights of direction, camera, film editing, stage design, costume design & acting.
VdFS distributes royalties, which result from secondary exploitation rights as well as legal remuneration and participation claims, to filmmakers, performing artists in the audiovisual field and their legal successors (heirs).
Due to legal requirements and voluntary deductions, VdFS dedicates a part of its income to social and cultural institutions (SKE), through which it supports its members in social emergencies and in the field of education and training, among other things.
VdFS advises its members on (film) copyright issues, advocates for the interests of filmmakers in amendments to copyright and collecting society law, and represents them on a national, European and international level.
With the conclusion of the membership contract, authors from the professional groups of direction, camera, film editing, stage design, costume design & acting, as well as legal successors (heirs) of the mentioned professional groups can become members.