Film, slide and video screenings

Apply for a licence for screenings outside movie theatres

Apply here for a licence to use music in film, slideshows and video screenings

Screenings in movie theatres and festivals

Apply here for the licence to use music in movie theatres and festivals

If you plan to screen a film, you have to apply directly to the film production company for a licence or, in the case of non-commercial screenings, to the MPLC. In addition, SUISA will issue you a licence for the music in the film.


The licence fee is calculated based on CT E. The fee for authors’ rights is 1.39%; for neighbouring rights, the fee is between 0.03% and 1.39% of the revenues depending on the type of event. If you are showing the film for free, a daily or monthly flat fee will be charged. For more details, please consult the relevant fact sheet and tariff (available in German, French and Italian).

If you play background music background music at your screening, you must also obtain the requisite licence.

How to proceed:

Please send us the duly completed questionnaire. Please also send us the particulars of the films you are showing. We will then issue the licence and invoice. Once your payment is received, we distribute the remuneration to the beneficiary composers, lyricists, and publishers.