Additionally, the media institution and the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania award the Medienkompetenz-Preis M-V to the best media education projects of the state. Also the best music video from musicians or filmmakers who originate from the federal state will be awarded in the PopFiSH Programme.
Networking meetings, workshops, receptions and film parties provide possibilities for exchange between the audience and the film industry.
FiSH has been attracting over 3,000 film enthusiasts every year to venues situated along the port. The festival has been under the patronage of the Minister of Culture of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since 2013.