Posted: May 20, 2022 - Updated: May 20, 2022

40 new documentaries have been added to Verziótheque, the Verzió Film Festival’s online film library. 

From 16 May, 40 additional creative documentaries have been available on Verziótheque, the online streaming platform of the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Hungary's first documentary film library features a wide selection of global, award-winning films and festival favorites that have been screened at Verzió Film Festivals over the past 18 years. Films such as Push (2019), Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015), Mama Colonel (2017), Transit Havana (2016) and Still Recording (2018) will be available again throughout the year.

Posted: March 22, 2022 - Updated: April 25, 2022

Watch six Ukrainian documentaries and support filmmakers currently working in Ukraine

21–31 March, six Ukrainian documentaries are currently available for rent online. These films can contribute to our understanding of contemporary Ukraine, the social mobilizations of the past years, and the deeply troubled relationship between Ukraine and Russia. All rental fees during this ten-day period will be used to support documentary filmmakers who have stayed in Ukraine.

Posted: March 07, 2022 - Updated: March 08, 2022

We share the solidarity and support expressed by the Hungarian Documentary Association (HDA) to all citizens of Ukraine. The war launched by Russia’s authoritarian leader is targeting innocent people, shattering lives, families and destroying all democratic endeavors. Among the civilians hiding in the shelters are our documentary film colleagues who have dedicated their lives to showing the world the Ukrainian people, their culture, their thoughts and their concerns. Now, like everyone else, their lives are in danger.

Posted: March 01, 2022 - Updated: June 30, 2022

We are looking for the newest team member of the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival who can contribute to the growth of the Festival's audience with their strong online and interpersonal communication skills.

The 19th edition of Verzió Film Festival will take place 8–16 November 2022 in Budapest and in other major Hungarian cities, and online 14–20 November 2022 at For more information on the festival, visit Verzio is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: March 01, 2022 - Updated: March 07, 2022

I am Greta film screening
organised by Fridays for Future and Verzió Film Festival

Venue: Central European University, Bp 1051 Nádor utca 15., Auditorium B
Date: 11 March 2022 17:30

Posted: February 18, 2022 - Updated: February 18, 2022

Twelve of the films screened at the 18th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will be available to watch online, at the festival website, from 14 February until 27 March, thanks to Re:Verzió. This selection features one Oscar-nominated film, the winners of the 18th Verzió, and the most popular works that premiered last year. The Re:Verzió films can also be viewed at live screenings at the Apolló Cinema in Pécs, and at the Megálló Community Center in Szeged.

Posted: February 15, 2022 - Updated: February 16, 2022

Submissions are now being accepted for this year’s Verzió Film Festival

The 19th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will be held 8–16 November 2022, in art cinemas in Budapest and in cities across Hungary. Applicants can submit their documentary films until 31 May 2022. The films should address the latest human rights and social issues, and fall into one of three categories: International, Student & Debut Film, or the Hungarian Competition. Submissions can be entered free of charge.


Posted: November 29, 2021 - Updated: November 29, 2021

Thank you for being a part of the 18th Verzió! See you all in 2022! Until then, follow our website and social media for updates, we'll be back with news soon!

As we would like to make the next festival an even better experience for our audience, we ask you to please take the time to fill out this short survey. Whether you watched films in the cinemas, online, or both, we would like to hear from you! 

You feedback helps us improve our work–so thank you! 

Posted: November 22, 2021 - Updated: November 22, 2021

The 18th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival ended on 21 November. 

Thank you for joining us for screenings, discussions, and industry programs, in cinemas and online! 

Posted: November 22, 2021 - Updated: November 22, 2021

Verzió International Human Rights Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary), Fipadoc International Documentary Film Festival (Biarritz, France) and Biografilm festival (Bologna, Italy) are launching a new network, Places to B – Biarritz, Bologna, Budapest. The three festivals, all with female leadership, share an interest in contemporary European creative documentary films and are committed to managing their activities transparently, and in supporting each other in producing sustainable and diverse international film festival events.