If you have questions for VGF, we will be happy to answer them.
For every question, there is an appropriate answer.
Persons entitled to receive royalties at VGF can include film producers, co-producers of a film or persons with rights derived from the producer of a film (film distributors, film licence dealers, global distribution companies etc.)
Other parties entitled to receive royalties at VGF may be firms which make synchronized versions of foreign films or which acquire the rights connected with such synchronizations.
Let us suppose that you are a film producer or the co-producer of a film, you have acquired rights derived from the film producer (as a film distributor, film licence dealer, global distribution company etc.) or you have made the synchronized version of a foreign film for distribution in German-speaking countries or acquired rights connected with such a synchronization. In that case you should join VGF as a member, by concluding an agreement for administration with us (supplied as a pdf file). Just send us the VGF registration form (pdf) by post, and we will let you have the necessary documents.
Yes – but on the whole directors are represented by VG Bild-Kunst (a collecting society for the administration of the copyrights of artists, photographers and other pictorial authors).
Becoming a member of VGF, by concluding an agreement for administration with us, is absolutely free.
The administration costs are covered by a deduction at source taken from all the income we achieve. No individual administration cost deductions are levied, either at the time when we conclude an agreement or at any subsequent time.
You are welcome to let us know of any changes in writing or emailing. Anmeldeformular (PDF)
You are welcome to let us know of any changes in writing. Bankformular (PDF)