About Us

Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival was founded by staff members of Blinken OSA Archive in 2004. Verzió Film Foundation was established in the following year to provide a stable background for the organization of the festival. The founders’ vision was to create a platform, till then missing from Hungary, for international documentary films with a focus on human rights. Many thought they were daydreamers, but in the last 16 years Verzió proved itself justified. Since 2004, festival programs were attended by as much as 111.000 visitors in Budapest, Pécs, Szeged and Kecskemét. 2019 showed a growth in countryside participation as two more cities, Debrecen and Kecskemét joined the Satellite Verzió program and, thanks to the close cooperation with Szabad Terek (Free Spaces), Verzió could reach more people in these towns than any other year before.

Verzió takes place annually in November and continues to organize programs during the year across the country, such as free screenings and discussions in high schools, film clubs and cultural festivals.