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ISAN

What is ISAN?
The ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number) is a numbering system and identifies audiovisual works. Each audiovisual work registered in the ISAN film database is assigned a unique, internationally recognised and unchangeable reference number, a so-called "identifier".

What is the use of an ISAN?
The ISAN is used as an identifier in the following context and processes: 

  • Simplification of the copyright management processes for the accounting and distribution of compensations
  • Traceability and control of copyright management by licensees such as broadcasting companies with and without streaming offers, video/DVD producers
  • Tool against piracy or unauthorised use
  • Management of film catalogues
  • Festival and funding applications

  • etc.

Where and how do I get an ISAN?
ISAN for film productions or audiovisual works can be created at the registration agency ISAN Switzerland www.isanswitzerland.ch. Register now for an ISAN customer account

 

How much does an ISAN cost?

An ISAN costs CHF 30. SUISSIMAGE will cover these costs for members if the film is a Swiss film with a production year of 2009 or later and the film duration is more than 4 minutes, unless it is an animated film or video art and only if the work has been registered with SUISSIMAGE.

Please note: Only completed film works can be registered with SUISSIMAGE. Film projects in development cannot be registered and accordingly the costs for ISAN INDEV are not covered by SUISSIMAGE. (What is an INDEV ISAN? - see here)

 

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ISAN

What is ISAN?
The ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number) is a numbering system and identifies audiovisual works. Each audiovisual work registered in the ISAN film database is assigned a unique, internationally recognised and unchangeable reference number, a so-called "identifier".

What is the use of an ISAN?
The ISAN is used as an identifier in the following context and processes: 

  • Simplification of the copyright management processes for the accounting and distribution of compensations
  • Traceability and control of copyright management by licensees such as broadcasting companies with and without streaming offers, video/DVD producers
  • Tool against piracy or unauthorised use
  • Management of film catalogues
  • Festival and funding applications

  • etc.

Where and how do I get an ISAN?
ISAN for film productions or audiovisual works can be created at the registration agency ISAN Switzerland www.isanswitzerland.ch. Register now for an ISAN customer account

 

How much does an ISAN cost?

An ISAN costs CHF 30. SUISSIMAGE will cover these costs for members if the film is a Swiss film with a production year of 2009 or later and the film duration is more than 4 minutes, unless it is an animated film or video art and only if the work has been registered with SUISSIMAGE.

Please note: Only completed film works can be registered with SUISSIMAGE. Film projects in development cannot be registered and accordingly the costs for ISAN INDEV are not covered by SUISSIMAGE. (What is an INDEV ISAN? - see here)

 

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