Posted: February 23, 2024 - Updated: February 23, 2024

The Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival and the Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary cordially invite guests to the screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary 20 Days in Mariupol and the subsequent roundtable discussion on the occasion of the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine

directed by Mstyslav Chernov
Ukraine, 2023, 94 mins


Posted: January 26, 2024 - Updated: February 06, 2024

From 19 to 27 January 2024, the FIPADOC International Documentary Film Festival takes place in Biarritz, France. This year, several Hungarian documentary filmmakers participate in the festival with their films and projects. 

László Csáki's feature-length animated documentary film Blue Pelican is presented in the European Stories section.

Posted: January 25, 2024 - Updated: January 26, 2024

Doc Around Europe, a network of European documentary film festivals, is excited to announce the official launch of its very first VOD platform,, showcasing high-quality European documentaries. The launching event of the new VOD platform takes place on 18 February 2024 at the European Film Market during the Berlin International Film Festival.

Posted: November 30, 2023 - Updated: November 30, 2023

The 20th Verzió Human Rights Documentary Film Festival ended in cinemas on 29 November. More than 10 000 visitors attended the festival between 22-29 November 2023. The 20th Verzió's online festival program features 53 documentaries from the cinema program online. Films can be rented until midnight on 10 December and will be available for 14 days from the date of rental.

Posted: November 26, 2023 - Updated: November 28, 2023

At the Award Ceremony on 26 November, Sunday, prizes and special mentions of the 20th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival were announced in five categories: in the International Competition, the Hungarian Competition, the Student and Debut Film Competition, the Anthropocene Competition and the Viewfinder Competition.

The screenings will continue until 29 November in Toldi and Corvin cinemas, and between 30 November and 10 December online

Posted: November 16, 2023 - Updated: November 20, 2023

Verzió DocLab is an international, documentary, post-production development workshop for directors, producers, and editors, organized during Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, at Central European University, in Budapest. The goal of the workshop is to create an international supportive platform for documentary filmmakers and creative professionals from all over the world and region.

Posted: October 31, 2023 - Updated: February 07, 2024

Why do violent and sometimes deadly initiation rituals persist in the Belarussian army? What did the Taliban do with $7 billion worth of American military equipment? Who owns the ocean depths? What makes someone male or female? These are some of the questions explored at the Verzió Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, held from 22–29 November, in Budapest and six other cities across Hungary.

Posted: October 27, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023

Jina Mahsa Amini and Iranian women protest movement "Woman, Life, Freedom" win the 2023 Sakharov Prize.

Posted: October 04, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023

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Application deadline: 27 October 2023

The 20th edition of Verzió will once again celebrate the latest and best documentary films in the cinemas. Between November 22-29 creative documentaries from all over the world will be screened at various locations in Budapest and in other Hungarian towns.

Posted: September 28, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023

This year we bring you the 20th edition of the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival! On 22–29 November, Verzió will present an exceptionally rich program, with more than 80 films and a fresh visual identity that aligns with this year's theme: Where are We Headed?

For twenty years, Verzió has presented human dignity and common social issues through international and Hungarian documentary films.