Awards

The main focus of FiSH lies on its two competitions: the nationwide JUNGER FILM and the OFFshorts Young Baltic Cinema Award.

Film of the Year

  • awarded in the JUNGER FILM Competition

  • total prize of 7000 €

  • 2000 € sponsored by the Hanseatic City of Rostock and the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • additional 5000 € from the  film board Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, aimed to support young talents; to be spent on film budget

  • Prize awarded by the JUNGER FILM Jury

Silver and GoldFiSH

  • awarded in the JUNGER FILM Competition, decided by a dedicated jury in a public session

  • the three GOLDFiSH are awarded with €1000 each, sponsored by the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • only awarded if the filmmaker is present at the festival (FiSH 2020 online edition: if the filmmaker delivers a video message with answers to the moderator’s questions)

  • Prize awarded by the JUNGER FILM Jury

Sputnik

  • awarded in the JUNGER FILM Competition

  • total prize of 500 €

  • the Sputnik Award aims to recognize young filmmakers beyond the mainstream

  • the winner is invited to present and screen their film in the Cinema Programme at the Fusion Festival 2021

  • Preisvergabe: die Kino-Crew des Kulturkosmos Müritzsee e. V.

Diamond FiSH

  • awarded in the JUNGER FILM Competition

  • special award for young filmmakers up to age 21

  • sponsored by Eco Diamond LLC with a synthetic diamond

  • Prize awarded by the FiSH Pupil Jury

Young Baltic Cinema Award

  • awarded in the OFFshorts Competition

  • total prize of 1000 €, sponsored by the Hanseatic City of Rostock and the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • only awarded if the filmmaker is present at the festival (FiSH 2020 online edition: if the filmmaker delivers a video message with answers to the moderator’s questions)

  • Prize awarded by the OFFshorts Jury

Audience Award

  • awarded in a joint competition between OFFshorts and JUNGER FILM

  • the interactive monetary award is collected from the entrance fees to the video on demand platform

  • the prize is awarded to the film with the best cumulative rating

  • Prize awarded by the audience

Nominations

  • 1 film from the OFFshorts – Young Baltic Cinema Award Competition will be invited to participate in the Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt (13. – 17.08.2020)

  • 3 films (completed after 2.10.2019) from the JUNGER FILM Competition will be submitted to AG Kurzfilm (German Short Film Association) to be included in their short film catalogue German Shorts 2019