FiSH – Festival im StadtHafen – is a yearly event for the young German film scene located in the city harbour of Rostock.
The focus is on the national competition JUNGER FILM which features the best short films of the current independent filmmaker generation. The films are reviewed by a jury that presents their views publicly on stage. Another part of FiSH is the SehSterne programme which consists of films, reportages and documentaries about and from the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as well as specific themes such as Film+Music.
Peculiar to FiSH is also the international program which is a forum for ambitious and promising directors of one guest country from the Baltic Sea region.
In addition, the media institution and the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania award the prize Medienkompetenz-Preis M-V to the best media education projects of the state.
Networking meetings, workshops, receptions and film parties provide possibilities for exchange between the audience and the film industry.
FiSH attracts over 3,000 film lovers every year to venues situated along the city harbor. Since 2013 the festival is under the patronage of the Minister of Culture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Mathias Brodkorb.