What is the HANSE FiSH?

HANSE FiSH is the Northern European answer to the MTV Video Music Awards.

Together with the Hanse Sail, the FiSH – Filmfestival im StadtHafen presents international music videos from the Baltic Sea region. Filmmakers and musicians from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are invited to submit their music videos for the first Northern European music video competition. The best video from each country secures its place in the competition.

The German entry will be announced during the FiSH film festival. The winners of the MV-wide music video competition PopFiSH will be given the opportunity to take part in the Hanse FiSH.


What is the Hanse Sail?

The Hanse Sail Rostock is the largest annual traditional sailing event in the world. The event offers a full program at various event areas throughout Rostock and unique maritime experiences around the traditional and tall ships and the maritime cosmos.

Who can participate?

Filmmakers, bands and musicians from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland can submit their music videos via our website. The only requirement: The videos must not be older than two years (completed after January 2022).

We look forward to videos that show a fair, modern image of social categories such as gender, origin or age. Sexualized or racialized insults end up in the garbage can instead of on the screen!

Where and when does the competition take place?

The Hanse FiSH will take place during the Hanse Sail 2024. As part of the Sound Waves program, the selected finalists will be presented to the public on 10 August 2024 on the beautiful beach of Warnmünde in the Wal Bar. After all, where better to enjoy the summer than in a hammock right on the beach! Feet in the sand, a cold drink in your hand and the best international music videos on big screen!

What can you win?

You can win a performance at the next Hanse Sail, prize money and of course the “Hanse FiSH”!

Submit here!