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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.

Posted: November 15, 2021 - Updated: November 23, 2021

The audience could vote for the films between 11 and 14 November in Toldi, Művész and Kino cinemas. The winner of the Audience Award of the 18th Verzió is Divas by Máté Kőrösi. 

Among the highest voted films are Courage (Aliaksey Paluyan, Germany, 2021), This Cannot Be Atoned For (László Halász, Hungary, 2021), A Thousand Girls Like Me (Sahra Mani, Afghanistan, France, 2018) and My Digital Nomad (Kata Oláh, Hungary, 2021). 

Posted: November 14, 2021 - Updated: November 16, 2021

This year's award winners were announced at the Award Ceremony on 13 November 2021 in Toldi cinema. 

Congratulations to all award-winning filmmakers! 

The program of the 18th Verzió is now available online. Films can be rented until 21 November HERE


Jury members: Hajnal Molnár-Szakács, Julie Nederkoorn, Mihály Schwechtje

Posted: November 11, 2021 - Updated: November 11, 2021

Following Tuesday’s opening ceremony, the 18th VERZIÓ International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, this year both in cinemas and online, was launched by director Dénes Nagy. Festival director Oksana Sarkisova and deputy-mayor Erzsébet Gy. Németh also gave welcoming speeches. All the films and programs are available in cinemas, 10–14 November, as well as online, 15–22 November

Posted: October 29, 2021 - Updated: October 29, 2021

Tickets and passes are already on sale to the 18th Verzió Film Festival. 

Posted: October 29, 2021 - Updated: October 29, 2021

DocLab is an international documentary workshop for directors and producers, organized during the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Budapest on November 10-12, 2021. Our focus in 2021 is distribution.

Posted: October 27, 2021 - Updated: October 29, 2021

During the 18th Verzió Film Festival, several industry programs will be available to documentary filmmakers and non-professionals alike, in person and online. Panel discussions and masterclasses, presented by national and international experts, will take place 10–14 November, and will provide insight on reviving the film industry in a world shaken and transformed by the pandemic, the kind of projects supported by the Sundance Institute, and the steps to take towards making your first feature-length documentary

Posted: October 20, 2021 - Updated: October 29, 2021

The 18th VERZIÓ Human Rights Documentary Film Festival showcases 64 films from 35 countries, in cinemas on 9–14 November, and online, 15–21 November. These documentaries bring us closer to current human rights issues, such as humans’ impact on the environment, ways to overcome physical-emotional trauma, young people striving for a better future, and stories from journalists, teenagers and activists who are challenging power and rigid systems.