The Austrian Filmdesigners Association (VÖF -Verband Österreichischer FilmausstatterInnen) is a professional association for members of the Art and Costume Department. It was founded 1987 by Production Designers, Costume Designers, Prop Masters and Standby Props, in 1989 the Wardrobers associated themselves. The VÖF is the only independent, self-organised and self-financed representation for these professionals in Austria. Its activity involves also the stimulation of intern communication between it's members and the distribution of information: The exchange of experience or further training, free legal advice, model contracts etc. Together with the Associations for Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, Script Writers, Actors, Location + Set Managers, Sounddesigners and Documentary Films, the VÖF constitutes the Association of Austrian Film-Creatives (Dachverband der Österrei- chischen Filmschaffenden : DVF).