Bringing the everyday of yesteryear to life

The Landesfilmsammlung Baden-Württemberg is part of the House of Documentary Film (Haus des Dokumentarfilms) in Stuttgart. Founded in 2000 as a central archive for the federal state’s film heritage, it includes over 12,000 image and advertising films, city portraits and – most notably – home movies and amateur films. They are provided by companies, state institutions as well as committed citizens.

Besides archiving, digitization and making films accessible to the public are among the Landesfilmsammlung’s central engagements. Its archive footage is used in international film productions, exhibitions, and audio-visual products of all formats. Special curated film programs, education initiatives and our website also offer insights into the archive.

Want to use archive footage for your project?

Please contact our curator Daniel Artur Schindler to discuss the conditions!

Phone: +49 (0)711 / 929 309 13
E-Mail: [email protected]

Suitable royalties for each scope of rights

The fees for our footage are tiered by the territory and media outlet you desire to licence the footage for. The duration of each licence usually is restricted to 7 years. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: [email protected].

Preview files (flat fee, up to 15 films)

75,00 €

Regional television or cinema

15,00 € / second

National television

25,00 € / second

Television GSA

35,00 € / second

Television worldwide or streaming service

45,00 € / second

Social media or “Mediathek”

20,00 € / second

Audiovisual rights (Blu-ray, DVD etc.)

25,00 € / second

Educational purposes, festivals and exhibitions

10,00 € / second

We can provide you with preview files in low resolution with superimposed time code. You can either use these files to find suitable shots for your project or sift through our footage in person at the Haus des Dokumentarfilms in Stuttgart. Our experienced team will gladly support you to find the most suitable footage for your film or documentary.

Here you can download a bilingual flyer (English and German) containing further information on our work.