News - 2019


Posted: August 25, 2019 - Updated: November 11, 2019

Stand up for human rights through creative documentary films!

Application deadline: September 29, 2019

Posted: July 30, 2019 - Updated: October 27, 2019

Verzió is one of the most established film festivals in Hungary, hosting over 150 screenings per year for over 12,000 people. The 16th Verzió will take place this year from November 12-17 in Budapest and November 21-24 in Szeged, Pécs, Kecskemét, Debrecen and Szombathely. Festival guests include filmmakers, producers, DoPs, human rights activists, and film protagonists. They participate in Q&As, hold masterclasses and workshops or are invited as Jury members.

Posted: June 28, 2019 - Updated: October 27, 2019

What happens when two bubbles collide? Following the main concept of Bánkitó Festival 2019, Verzió joined forces with Pázmány KineDok film club to organize a screening series where diverse identity problems will be thoroughly discussed and all kinds of bubbles shall be discovered. 

We count on the audience's active participation, since we turn from classic discussion format to a more playful method of analysis of both the documentary genre and the topics presented, hoping that we can share with each other how we see the bubbles of others and our own, from the inside.

Venue: Town Hall, Bánk

Posted: May 24, 2019 - Updated: October 27, 2019

16th Verzió invites you to be a student jury member and award this year’s best human rights documentary 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 1, 2019

Posted: May 22, 2019 - Updated: October 27, 2019

’Vektor’ is Hungary’s first artistic and documentary VR-section, organized by Random Error Studio and Zip-Scene Conference. It will take place 13–16 November, in the frame of the 16th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, where both international media professionals and local creators can be found.

Posted: February 04, 2019 - Updated: October 27, 2019

Submissions to the International Competition, Student & Debut Film Competition, Hungarian Panorama and the VEKTOR VR-section are now closed.



Posted: March 04, 2019 - Updated: October 21, 2019

Archive footage in documentary cinema – Sergei Loznitsa masterclass 

Venue: Blinken OSA (Arany Janos u. 32)
Date: March 19, 2019

The Visual Studies Platform at Central European University cordially invites you to the masterclass of award-winning filmmaker, Sergei Loznitsa. The event is free but requires registration. Please send an e-mail to (subject: "masterclass") until 15th March.

Posted: February 28, 2019 - Updated: March 04, 2019

We have added three films from the most recent Verzió Film Festival (Verzió 15) to our free, year-round program, “School Verzió”. There are now ten creative documentaries to choose from until the end of 2020. High schools and film clubs are welcome to apply for free screenings!

Our new films are available for educational screenings: 

Posted: February 04, 2019 - Updated: February 04, 2019

Verzió 15 hosted three panel discussions with the participation of directors, producers and distributors from Hungary and 8 other countries. We tried to cover the most important questions, as well as bigger trends and developments in the documentary industry, while offering industry members the chance to meet and exchange ideas.

Two of the discussions have been recorded and can be viewed online, follow the links below:

November 8, 2018 - Co-productions: Possibilities and Challenges 

Posted: January 09, 2019 - Updated: January 21, 2019

7 projects participated at the DocLab filmmaking workshop of 15th Verzió Film Festival. Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga, Moniek Wester Keegstra and Levente Pap tutored the participants in the frame of a 4-day-long intensive course and gave guidance
and mentorship in creating a short film/documentary essay or in editing a scene or episode from an existing feature-length