Events

Tuesday, 9 November

7:00PM
Opening
Trafó
Date: November 9, 2021 7PM
Venue: Trafó House of Contemporary Art, Budapest IX, Liliom u. 41 Opening speech: Dénes Nagy, film director (Natural Light), winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale 2021 Opening film:... more

Wednesday, 10 November

2:00PM
DocLab
CEU
Writing an effective synopsis and creating a strong trailer is a way to convince the gatekeepers that your film is worth their valuable time. Leena Pasanen, former Managing and Festival Director of DOK Leipzig, head of Biografilm and... more
Participant(s):
Leena Pasanen
Festival director, Biografilm Festival (Italy)
4:00PM
DocLab
CEU
This masterclass by Christine Camdessus, chairwoman of NIPKOW’s jury (Berlin) and Managing & Artistic director of FIPADOC is dedicated to the festival strategy of your film. With so many film festivals taking place internationally... more
Participant(s):
Christine Camdessus
Managing & Artistic director, FIPADOC (France)
4:00PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with directors Flóra Chilton (I Still Remember) and Dobray György (The Two of Us).  Moderátors: Anna Márky, Dóra Molnár more
Participant(s):
György Dobray
Director
Flóra Chilton
Director
4:00PM
DocPro
Kino - Small Hall
Uwe-Lothar Müller began his career at ARTE television as a reporter in 1997. He was the editorial head of ARTE Info and deputy editor-in-chief of information programs for four years. Since 2009, he has been the Deputy Chief of Staff of... more
Participant(s):
Uwe-Lothar Müller
Deputy Chief of Staff, ARTE Reportage
5:30PM
DocLab
CEU
This masterclass by Shoshi Korman, Head of Marketing and Festivals at Cinephil will focus on international distribution today. Highlighting key milestones in order to help filmmakers reach their distribution goals and placing their... more
Participant(s):
Shoshi Korman
Head of Festivals and Marketing, Cinephil
6:15PM
Film+Discussion
Toldi
How can one live amongst 700,000 others in a refugee camp?  How can one cope and create survival strategies if they don’t even know how long they will have to stay? How can such a large camp be built and operated? What happens to... more
6:30PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with directors Zsuzsa Shiri and Balázs Wizner following the screening of Sabbath in Shadow. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Tamás Teszler  more
Participant(s):
Zsuzsa Shiri
Director
Balázs Wizner
Director
8:30PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with director Ábel Visky following the screening of Tales from the Prison Cell. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Dóra Molnár more
Participant(s):
Ábel Visky
Director
8:30PM
Film+Discussion
Kino
Why are scientific methods being used to interfere with the weather, to artificially induce rainstorms in the desert? The rich can buy scientists to make their immediate surroundings more comfortable, but care little about global climate... more
10:30PM
Music
Toldi
Improvisations for classical docs. ticket: 1000 HUF

Thursday, 11 November

4:15PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with director Árpád Sopsits following the screening of The Game of Nerves. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening. Moderator: Tamás Teszler  more
Participant(s):
Árpád Sopsits
Director
6:00PM
Film+Discussion
Kino
What platform companies promote as freedom and a flexible work schedule, in actuality manifests as extreme dependence, vulnerability, a lack of social safety nets, and the disruption of unified workers. Can platform companies be tamed, or... more
6:00PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with directors Juliette Menthonnex (Early Years) and Anna Gyimesi (Heritage). 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Martin Vigh more
Participant(s):
Juliette Menthonnex
Director
Anna Gyimesi
Director
6:00PM
Q&A
Toldi
Q&A with director Ada Ushpiz following the screening of Children. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Viktor Eichner more
Participant(s):
Ada Ushpiz
Director
6:15PM
Film+Discussion
Művész
What chance does a lesbian couple have to adopt and raise a child in Hungary? A few years ago, it seemed that at least one member of a same-sex couple could adopt, and guardian status could be sorted out for the other parent as well.... more
6:30PM
DocPro
Kino - Small Hall
Kata Oláh is a producer and director, editor, and CEO at Makabor Studio. Since 2012, she has produced and directed several short fiction and documentary films of various lengths. Her documentaries have been broadcast on Hungarian... more
Participant(s):
Kata Oláh
Director
8:45PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with protagonist Éva Tuza and producer Gábor Osváth following the screening of Colors of Tobi.  Moderator: Márk Nagy more
9:15PM
Q&A
Toldi
Q&A with director Máté Kőrösi following the screening of Divas. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Eszter Kulcsár more
Participant(s):
Máté Kőrösi
Director
11:00PM
Music
Toldi
23:00 Divas premier party – Three divas & Máté Kőrösi eclectic DJ-set
23:30 HOLI (rap)
00:30 Lohuma dj set (trap, bass, hiphop) (Márk Bartha, composer, Divas)

ticket: until 00:30 1500 HUF, after 00:30 1000... more

Friday, 12 November

3:30PM
DocPro
Blinken OSA
The 2021 Year of Recovery for Film in Visegrad Countries (YR2021) project brings together filmmakers and cultural professionals across the V4 to cooperate in the recovery of the film industry, which has been badly hurt by the COVID... more
3:45PM
Film+Discussion
Toldi
How can you process domestic abuse, and how can you cope with the constant presence of trauma in your daily life? Your safety nets are you relationship with your social worker, the diary you write in, and the rest of your family, whom you... more
6:00PM
Film+Discussion
Toldi
The number of people with disabilities using wheelchairs in Hungary today are not insignificant, and they are becoming increasingly visible. But why aren’t there more activists amongst them fighting to improve their situation, or working... more
6:00PM
Film+Discussion
Kino
Young and Afraid is a road movie woven of multiple threads, showing how people living with various mental difficulties cope with their problems. What can a person do to preserve their mental health amidst the background noise of daily life... more
6:00PM
DocLab
Blinken OSA
The pitching is the closing event of the three-day-long DocLab workshop, where the six participating projects will be pitched to the mentors and the audience. Verzió has invited experts to advise the DocLab participants in the frame of... more
Participant(s):
Julie Nederkoorn
Coordinator of the International Support program, Movies that Matter
Stefano Tealdi
Director and producer, Stefilm (Italy)
Christine Camdessus
Managing & Artistic director, FIPADOC (France)
6:00PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with director László Halász following the screening of This Cannot Be Atoned For. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Szabolcs Szirony more
Participant(s):
László Halász
Director
6:15PM
Q&A
Toldi
Q&A with co-director and co-producer William Johansson Kalén following the screening of Arica. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Lili Mesterházy more
Participant(s):
William Johansson Kalén
Director
6:30PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with director Kata Oláh following the screening of My Digital Nomad. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Veronika Gaszner more
Participant(s):
Kata Oláh
Director
8:15PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with director Yulia Vishnevets following the screening of Hey! Teachers!.
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Zoé Tímár more
Participant(s):
Yulia Vishnevets
Director
8:45PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with director Rami Farah following the screening of Our Memory Belongs to Us. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Ernő Simon  more
Participant(s):
Rami Farah
Director
9:00PM
Q&A
Toldi
Participant(s):
Annabel Verbeke
Director
10:00PM
Music
Edith Bar
tickets: 1000 HUF
11:00PM
Music
Toldi
ticket: until midnight 1500 HUF, after midnight 2000 HUF

Saturday, 13 November

1:30PM
Roundtable
Blinken OSA
What barriers impede the rights of women and children affected by sexual violence and abuse in Hungary today? What instruments and strategies can be applied to overcome these barriers? What impact does fighting an uphill battle for their... more
2:00PM
DocPro
Kino - Small Hall
Documentary filmmaking is built on our natural human curiosity; the more something is hidden from plain sight, the more we want to see it. But when do we cross the line from healthy curiosity to a voyeuristic intrusion into other people’s... more
Participant(s):
Nebojša Slijepčević
Director
3:30PM
Roundtable
Blinken OSA
Climate change has an impact on all our lives, but certain social groups are affected more negatively than others. The discussion will be about the whys, as well as the ways in which we can help. Participants:
Alexandra Czeglédi (... more
4:00PM
Film+Discussion
Toldi
Who can an Afghan woman turn to if she has been abused by a family member for 13 years? Why won’t the authorities take on her case? Why is a DNA test not done on her children? Why does she turn to a film director to tell her story? Can... more
4:00PM
DocPro
Kino
Documentary films are in-depth and informative resources that provide the perfect platform to launch dialogues on important themes. But what themes are worthy of full-screen attention? Should we care about trends when making a documentary... more
Participant(s):
Shoshi Korman
Head of Festivals and Marketing, Cinephil
Elena Subirá
Institutional Relations and Fundraising, DocsBarcelona
Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Director
Andreas Rocksén
Producer
4:15PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with director Ruud Lenssen following the screening of Lost in Memories.
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Judit Hatfaludi more
Participant(s):
Ruud Lenssen
Director
5:30PM
Q&A
Kino
Q&A with director Yulia Vishnevets following the screening of Hey! Teachers!.
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Fanni Rebró more
Participant(s):
Yulia Vishnevets
Director
5:30PM
Roundtable
Blinken OSA
How can an online or offline medium or NGO communicate without fear? How and where can an NGO case reach the media that are dedicated to the freedom of press? Do they aim to express mutually reinforcing topics? During the roundtable... more
6:30PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with co-director Christine Hanberg following the screening of He's My Brother. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Lili Mesterházy more
Participant(s):
Christine Hanberg
Co-director
6:30PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with director Rami Farah following the screening of Our Memory Belongs to Us. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Ernő Simon more
Participant(s):
Rami Farah
Director
7:30PM
Award Ceremony
Toldi - Big Hall
At Award Ceremony we will announce the winners of the following categories:
- Best Debut/Diploma Film of the Student & Debut Competition
- Best Human Rights Film of the International Competition
- Best Hungarian... more
11:00PM
Music
Toldi
ticket: until midnight 1500 HUF, after midnight 2000 HUF

Sunday, 14 November

3:00PM
DocPro
Kino
Using the film shot by Freeszfe’s documentary working group as a reference point, the roundtable discussion will examine the methodology and practical problems of participatory documentary filmmaking. Some of Freeszfe’s film will be... more
5:00PM
Q&A
Kino
Q&A with directors Ibolya Simó (Never In Love), Hanna Kádár (Separated) and László Szabó (Waiting).
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Szabolcs Szirony more
Participant(s):
Ibolya Simó
Director
Hanna Kádár
Director
László Szabó
Director
6:00PM
Q&A
Művész
Q&A with producer Andreas Rocksén and expert Gergely Simon (Greenpeace) following the screening of Arica. 
The Q&A can only be attended with a ticket for the screening.  Moderator: Chenika Wongsechareon, ... more
Participant(s):
Andreas Rocksén
Producer

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Hajnal is the Director of the Sundance Documentary Film Fund, where she finds, cultivates and finances bold, cinematic, nonfiction storytellers from around the globe. In addition to overseeing granting, Hajnal provides creative and... more
Participant(s):
Hajnal Molnár-Szakács
Director of Institute Granting, Sundance Institute
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Participant(s):
Salomé Jashi
Director
DocPro
Hajnal is the Director of the Sundance Documentary Film Fund, where she finds, cultivates and finances bold, cinematic, nonfiction storytellers from around the globe. In addition to overseeing granting, Hajnal provides creative and... more
Participant(s):
Hajnal Molnár-Szakács
Director of Institute Granting, Sundance Institute
DocPro
This panel discussion explores co-production possibilities between European countries and the United States and how strategic international co-production partnerships may expand your financing, sales and distribution possibilities. What... more
Participant(s):
Marc Smolowitz
Director, producer
Anita Rehoff Larsen
Producer
Online @ verzio.org
This panel discussion explores co-production possibilities between European countries and the United States and how strategic international co-production partnerships may expand your financing, sales and distribution possibilities. What... more
Participant(s):
Marc Smolowitz
Director, producer
Anita Rehoff Larsen
Producer
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Participant(s):
Tuija Halttunen
Director
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Participant(s):
Camilla Nielsson
Director
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Participant(s):
Marek Gajczak
Director
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Participant(s):
Firouzeh Khosrovani
Director
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Participant(s):
Aliaksei Paluyan
Director