FiSH – Filmfestival im StadtHafen – is a yearly event dedicated to the young German and Baltic film scene that takes place in the city harbor of Rostock, Germany. The submission phase for the 19th edition of FiSH film festival is open until 15 January 2022.
The heart of the festival is the German-focused JUNGER FILM (young film) competition and its Baltic-alterego, the OFFshorts competition. Both aim to award the best short films of the current independent filmmaker generation. Applicants for the OFF shorts competition have to be from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland or Sweden. All genres and themes for films up to are welcome for both competitions, applicants must not be older than 26 years old.
In cooperation with the Medienanstalt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Media-Competence-Prize awards annually the best media educational project of the region. Submitted projects for the award have been conducted or started from 2019 up to 2020. The selection of the prize winners is based on the educational process. Actual project results, for example films, only affect the jury decision complementary.
Moreover, together with the PopKW e.V. FiSH awards the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern music video prize: PopFiSH music video award. All genres are welcome, if the artists originate from Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The winning music video gets 1000 € prize money. Informaiton about all Open Calls can be found here.
FiSH annually attracts more than 3.000 film enthusiasts to the various venues along the city harbor. Since 2017 the Festival has been under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Manuela Schwesig.