A unique feature of FiSH are the public jury discussions, which take place live on stage and in front of an audience. This form of discussion offers insights into the jury work, constructive criticism and new ways of looking at things, both for filmmakers and for the audience.
In cooperation with the Medienanstalt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Media-Competence-Prize awards annually the best media education project of the region. Moreover, together with PopKW e.V., FiSH presents the PopFiSH music video competition and awards the best music video in MV. There will also be some more film highlights, workshops, participatory and community events.
FiSH attracts more than 3,000 film enthusiasts to the venues along the city harbour every year. Since 2017, the festival has been under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Manuela Schwesig.