FiSH – Filmfestival im StadtHafen

Young, wild and brave

The FiSH – Film Festival im StadtHafen is a yearly event dedicated to the young German and Northern European film scene that takes place in the city harbor of Rostock. The heart of the festival is the German competition JUNGER FILM and its Northern European alter ego, the OFFshorts – Young Baltic Cinema competition. Both aim to award the best short films of the current independent filmmaker generation. 

With its young and daring programme, the festival presents the artistic works of up-and-coming filmmakers as well as those of already professional filmmakers – if they are not older than 26.

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.