Doc Around Europe – European Documentary Film Festival Network

Initiated by DOK.fest München in 2020, the new network Doc Around Europe (formerly: FestDocsEurope) brings together five relevant documentary film festivals throughout the continent. Together with partner festivals – FIPADOC, Dokfest München, DocsBarcelona and MakeDox – Verzió works on activities dedicated to emerging talents in documentary film.

The aim of the network linking the five European documentary film festivals is to promote the circulation of documentary films and to support film professionals, especially young talents, from the regions represented by each festival, and to facilitate the sharing of experience and the international exposure of the filmmakers and their works, as well as their projects in different stages of development

The filmmakers from the partner festvials' regions will have the opportunity to participate in the Verzió DocLab and Young Critics workshops and present their films in the Student and Debut Film Competition

The five partner festivals:

FIPADOC (Biarritz, France | 20-28 January 2023)
DOK.Fest München (München, Germany | 3-14 May 2023)
DocsBarcelona (Barcelona, Spain | 18-28 May 2023)
MakeDox (Skopje, North Macedonia | 17-24 August 2023)
Verzió (Budapest, Hungary | 22-29 November 2023) 

Participating films and filmmakers from Hungary in 2023: 


  • Hanna Kádár in the Young Europeans Jury

Check our piece of news about our visit to FIPADOC in January 2023 here

DOK.Fest München 

  • KIM (Erika Kapronczai, Hungary, 2022, 86 min) in the DOK.panorama section

Check DOK.Fest München's full festival program here:


Check DocBarcelona' full festival program here:


Hungarian films selected to the festival's student film section:

  • Counterparts (Boglárka Bicsák, 2021, 35')
  • Budapest Silo (Zsófia Paczolay, 2022, 25')

Full program of MakeDox:

Participating films and filmmakers from the partner festivals' regions at Verzió in 2023: 

Representatives of the countries in the Doc Around Europe Generation program in the Young Critics workshop:
Carlota González Gómez (Spain) // DocsBarcelona
Jérémy Lévy (France) // FIPADOC
Jonathan Bugiel (Germany) // Dok.München
Petra Brankovska (North Macedonia) // MakeDox

Representatives of the countries in the Doc Around Europe Generation program in the DocLab workshop:
The Violent Skin (Spain, Costa Rica) // DocsBarcelona
One Day I Wish to See You Happy (France, Ukraine) // FIPADOC
Not a Statue (Germany, Cameroon) // Dok.München
Delta (Greece) // MakeDox
For the full list of projects in the DocLab 2023 workshop, please visit:

Representatives of the countries in the Doc Around Europe Generation program in the Doc Future Student and Debut Film Competition:
Light Falls Vertical (Efthymia Zymvragaki, Spain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands) // DocsBarcelona
Last Call (Noah Cohen, France) // FIPADOC
Chagrin Valley (Nathalie Berger, Switzerland) // Dok.München
Snajka: Diary of Expectations (Tea Vidović Dalipi, Croatia, Italy, Kosovo) // MakeDox


Doc Around Europe design: Samir Karahasan (MakeDox) 

The Doc Around Europe network is supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA program.