The national short film competition JUNGER FILM is the heart of FiSH. The participating films have a maximum length of 30 minutes and the directors have a maximum age of 27 years. In the previous year, more than 400 young directors submitted their short films in the annual competition. Every year, 30-40 of all submissions are selected to be shown during the festival.
What makes JUNGER FILM so special is the open and communicative atmosphere between film makers, the jury and the audience. It is through communication that FiSH becomes a “school of speeches about films”. After every screening, the film makers are interviewed and, in contrast to other festivals, after every film block the jury openly discusses the films on stage. By having this approach to film screening, praise and critic reach directors, actors and audience directly.