FiSH has been presenting the young film scene of the various Baltic Sea countries since 2005. In 2020, the Northern European short film competition OFFshorts – Young Baltic Cinema for filmmakers up to 26 years of age in the Baltic Sea region developed from this. FiSH cooperates with partner festivals such as the Novemberfestivalen (Sweden), the NextFilmFestival (Denmark) and the Nordic Youth Film Festival NUFF (Norway).
Filmmakers from or in the OFFshorts countries can submit their films to the festival. The competition is funded by the Fund of German film festivlas de⁺ mobil of the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office.