Events

Monday, 7 November

6:00PM
Exhibition
Eötvös10
For the fifth year in a row, the Budapest Metropolitan University’s (METU) graphic design MA students exhibit their work in the frame of Verzio Film Festival. The joint exhibition is part of the festival's UniVerzió initiative which... more

Tuesday, 8 November

7:00PM
Opening
Trafó
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
November 8, 2022 (Tuesday) 7 PM   Welcome speech by Dr. Anett Bősz, Deputy Mayor of Budapest for Human Services.
Concert by Mariia Chuprynenko, Ukrainian singer-songwriter.  ... more

Wednesday, 9 November

2:00PM
DocPro
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING IN HUNGARY After the re-modelling in Hungarian universities, the question of where to turn for new talents in Hungarian documentary film is a burning one. The teachers of today's Hungarian... more
4:00PM
DocPro
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
FROM IDEA TO FILM, FROM LOCAL TO INTERNATIONAL Crossing borders with your film in Europe! How the high quality creative documentary of Europe is created and distributed?
A panel discussion among European filmmakers and decision... more
4:00PM
Q&A
Toldi - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Rita Balogh producer, Attila Bán DoP (Whose Dog Am I?), Áron Zoltán producer (Prayer for the Weary).  Moderator: Péter Horányi film critic (Prae.hu).  more
4:00PM
Exhibition
Eötvös10
Virtual reality technologies enable viewers to experience situations outside of their daily lives. They can put themselves in situations that represent a sense of liminality through new stories, perspectives, or by experiencing previously... more
6:00PM
Q&A
Művész - Bunuel
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Hanna Polak director (Angels of Sinjar).  Moderator: Zoltán Somogyvári (Helsinki Committee).  more
Participant(s):
Hanna Polak
Director
6:30PM
Q&A
Toldi - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Anna Nemes director, Zágon Nagy DoP (Beauty of the Beast), Zsuzsa Debre director, Gábor Balla editor (It Has Passed, and It's Fine).  Moderator: Janka Pozsonyi journalist (filmhu).  more
Participant(s):
Anna Nemes
Director
Zsuzsa Debre
Director
7:00PM
Q&A
Toldi - Small Hall
Live online Q&A after the screening. Participant: Vera Lacková director (How I Became a Partisan). Moderator: Andrea Pócsik film historian, culture researcher.  more
Participant(s):
Vera Lacková
Director
8:45PM
Q&A
Toldi - Big Hall

KIM

Q&A after the screening. Participants: Erika Kapronczai director (KIM), Dániel Ongjerth cultural manager, Judit Szilasi social psychologyst.  Moderator: Gergely Nagy, Editor-in-chief of the online art journal "A mű".  more
Participant(s):
Erika Kapronczai
Director
11:00PM
Music
Toldi Klub
TICKETS: 1500HUF more

Wednesday, 9 November

8:00PM
Music
Edith Bar
Ms Matis, Hajduk Károly FREE ENTRY

Thursday, 10 November

2:00PM
DocLab
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
A conversation between two DocLab mentors, Tue Steen Müller and Michael Seeber, on pursuing focus in our documentaries. Through their own films, Tue and Michael will show how storytelling, dramaturgy, protagonists, and rhythm can change... more
Participant(s):
Tue Steen Müller
Documentary Consultant and Critic, Denmark
Michael Seeber
Director, Scriptwriter, Dramaturg, Producer, AUSTRIA
4:00PM
Q&A
Toldi - Small Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Kristina Savutsina és Georg Götmark (Khan's Flesh). Moderator: Beja Margitházi (ELTE BTK).  more
Participant(s):
Kristina Savutsina
Director
4:00PM
DocPro
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
Burning out is a common problem among documentarians, but now we break the silence and focus on the mental health of the filmmaker. Directors and producers from various backgrounds share their experiences of trying to keep an inner balance... more
4:00PM
Exhibition
Eötvös10
Virtual reality technologies enable viewers to experience situations outside of their daily lives. They can put themselves in situations that represent a sense of liminality through new stories, perspectives, or by experiencing previously... more
6:00PM
Q&A
Művész - Bunuel
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Asia Dér director (Howling Like We Do), Judit Csatlós museologist, curator at Kassák Museum.  Moderator: Péter Csunderlik.  more
Participant(s):
Asia Dér
Director
6:30PM
Film+Discussion
Toldi - Big Hall
The murders of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kusnirova, fundamentally changed Slovakia. Their deaths, however, brought down the government, and in the years that followed, the heads of the Slovak police, prosecutor's... more
6:30PM
Q&A
Kino - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Inka Achté director (Golden Land). Moderator: Szabolcs Szirony. more
Participant(s):
Inka Achté
Director
6:45PM
Q&A
Toldi - Small Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Judit Sára Elek, Erin MacPherson directors (Jozsef in Autumn). Moderator: Janka Barkóczi.
Participant(s):
Judit Sára Elek
Director
Erin Macpherson
Director
8:30PM
Q&A
Művész - Bunuel
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Márton Vízkelety, Julianna Ugrin director (Holy Dilemma).  Moderator: Dorka Gyárfás. more
Participant(s):
Julianna Ugrin
Director
Márton Vízkelety
11:00PM
Music
Toldi Klub
TICKETS: 2500HUF

Thursday, 10 November

8:00PM
Music
Edith Bar
Benski, Marwell, Silye
disco, house FREE ENTRY more

Friday, 11 November

2:00PM
DocLab
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
A conversation between two DocLab mentors, Brigitta Bacskai and Diana Toucedo, on the importance of editing as a creative development process. Brigitta and Diana will show that editing is more than a phase, it is an ongoing process... more
Participant(s):
Brigitta Bacskai
Film Editor, Hungary
Diana Toucedo
Editor, Director, Producer, Spain
3:45PM
Q&A
Toldi - Small Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Jan-Cristoph Göckel director (The Revolution Devours Its Children!), Peter Podolský director (memoria). Moderator: Balázs Varga (ELTE BTK). more
Participant(s):
Jan-Christoph Gockel
Director
Peter Podolský
Director
4:00PM
Film+Discussion
Kino - Big Hall
After screening a short film compilation from Primanima World Festival of First Animation, Primanima’s program director, animated film historian Anna Ida Orosz, film historian and culture researcher Andrea Pócsik, and Borbála Tompa... more
4:00PM
DocPro
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
A Theory and Practice Workshop. This workshop features some of the recent and older film work by Bernadette Wegenstein, including the hybrid documentary Devoti tutti, a feminist intervention into the violent myth of Saint Agatha,... more
Participant(s):
Bernadette Wegenstein
Director
4:00PM
Q&A
Művész - Bunuel
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Máté Fuchs director (Unprocessed). Moderator: Péter Horányi film critic (Prae.hu).  more
Participant(s):
Máté Fuchs
Director
4:00PM
Exhibition
Eötvös10
Virtual reality technologies enable viewers to experience situations outside of their daily lives. They can put themselves in situations that represent a sense of liminality through new stories, perspectives, or by experiencing previously... more
4:30PM
Q&A
Művész - Huszárik
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Cam MacArthur director (Before They Fall). Moderator: Simon Petri-Lukács. more
Participant(s):
Cam MacArthur
Director
6:00PM
Q&A
Toldi - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing director (Midwives). Moderator: Ernő Simon (UNHCR). more
Participant(s):
Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing
Director
6:15PM
Q&A
Művész - Bunuel
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Klára Trencsényi director (The Missing Tale). Moderator: Klára Joób (ELTE Media). more
Participant(s):
Klára Trencsényi
Director
6:30PM
Q&A
Toldi - Small Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Fanni Hatházi director (Almost Fine), Olena Syatovska director (I Am Michelle). Moderator: Janka Barkóczi. more
Participant(s):
Fanni Hatházi
Director
Olena Siyatovska
Director
6:30PM
Q&A
Kino - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Dmytro Hreshko director (Mountains and Heaven in Between). Moderator: Sharma Rahul. more
Participant(s):
Dmytro Hreshko
Director
8:30PM
Q&A
Toldi - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Caroline Troedsson DoP (Nelly & Nadine). Moderator: Tataroglu Zelal Berfin, Luiz de Souza Douglas (ELTE BTK). more
Participant(s):
Caroline Troedsson
Director, Sweden
8:45PM
Q&A
Művész - Bunuel
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Réka Dubinyák director (Ali, the Hungarian Yazidi).  Moderator: Ernő Simon (UNHCR).  more
Participant(s):
Réka Dubinyák
Director
10:00PM
Music
Edith Bar
Dj Reload, Von Yodi, Akos V & Dj Gandharva #deep #cosmic #organic #leftfield #gospel #electro #broken #disco ENTRANCE: till midnight 1500HUF / after midnight 2000HUF more
11:00PM
Music
Toldi Klub
Vedat Akdag, Adis is OK, Hanussen, Yambo TICKETS: till midnight 2500HUF / after midnight 3000HUF more

Saturday, 12 November

11:00AM
DocLab
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
The 8 projects of the DocLab workshop present themselves. They showcase their scene or festival trailer they have worked on with the guidance of the mentors of DocLab. After the presentation the industry members of the audience can ask... more
2:00PM
Q&A
Művész - Bunuel
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Matt Sarnecki director (The Killing of a Journalist). Moderator: András Pethő (Direkt36).
Participant(s):
Matt Sarnecki
Director
2:00PM
Exhibition
Eötvös10
Virtual reality technologies enable viewers to experience situations outside of their daily lives. They can put themselves in situations that represent a sense of liminality through new stories, perspectives, or by experiencing previously... more
2:30PM
Q&A
Művész - Huszárik
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Danna Levy director, Gala Kaplun editor (Unwell Mind).  Moderator: Gréta Süveges.  more
Participant(s):
Danna Levy
Director
4:00PM
Q&A
Kino - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Hanna Polak director (Angels of Sinjar). Moderator: Ernő Simon (UNHCR).
Participant(s):
Hanna Polak
Director
4:30PM
Q&A
Művész - Bunuel
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Abdallah Al-Khatib driector (Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege).  Moderator: Diána Kiss.  more
Participant(s):
Abdallah Al-Khatib
Director
4:30PM
Q&A
Toldi - Small Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: John Utsi director, Frederik Nicolai producer (Radji).  Moderator: Szabolcs Szirony. more
Participant(s):
John Erling Utsi
Director
Frederik Nicolai
Producer (Hungarian Competition Jury)
5:00PM
Film+Discussion
Toldi - Big Hall
International Organizations and the War in Ukraine The panel introduces the work of Ukrainian NGOs and international organizations following the full-scale Russian military invasion in Ukraine. What can help effective cooperation of... more
5:00PM
Q&A
Művész - Huszárik
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Mark Szilagyi producer (A Portrait on the Search for Happiness). Moderator: Liza Somogyi.  more
7:30PM
Award Ceremony
Toldi - Big Hall
Winners of the 19th Verzió Film Festival will be announced in the following categories: International Competition Student and Debut Film Competition Hungarian Competition Audience Award Read more about the juries and the prizes.... more
8:30PM
Q&A
Toldi - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Bernadette Wegenstein director (The Conductor).  Moderator: Oksana Sarkisova, Festival Director (Verzió).  more
Participant(s):
Bernadette Wegenstein
Director
11:30PM
Music
Edith Bar
Adult Disco (Vittorio Waxman, Cyborg Templar, Infragandhi) ENTRANCE: till midnight 1000HUF / after midnight 1500HUF The entry is free with a valid Award Ceremony ticket or Gala Screening ticket. more

Sunday, 13 November

12:00AM
Music
Toldi Klub
Cema , Klplfrtpr ,manü ,Obwigszyh ,VuduDudu ,yorgos techno TICKETS: 1500HUF
2:30PM
DocPro
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
Presentation by Andrea Pócsik, film historian and cultural researcher The presentation will explore the possibilities to further develop the higher education programme of the Festival, called UniVerzió, which was initiated... more
3:00PM
DocPro
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
How do documentary festivals engage with and promote educational activities and contribute to new participatory forms of engagement? What platforms exist for productive educational outreach and cooperation with universities and local... more
4:00PM
Q&A
Toldi - Small Hall

KIM

Q&A after the screening. Participant: Erika Kapronczai director (KIM). Moderator: Kata Oltai art historian, curator. more
Participant(s):
Erika Kapronczai
Director
4:00PM
Film+Discussion
Művész - Bunuel
The first in Tamás Almási’s series of documentaries shot in Ózd, In a Vise (1987) is screened together with It Has Passed, and It’s Fine (2022) by Zsuzsa Debre. Following the screening, Lóránt Stőhr film critic talks to Tamás Almási and... more
5:00PM
Q&A
Kino - Small Hall
Q&A after the screening.  Participants: Fanni Hatházi director and the film's protagonists (Almost Fine). Moderator: Ádám Kanicsár journalist.  more
Participant(s):
Fanni Hatházi
Director
5:30PM
Q&A
Kino - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participant: Claudia Rodríguez Valencia (CEO, Preciosa Media, Columbia). Moderator: Fanni Rebró.
Participant(s):
Claudia Rodríguez Valencia
CEO, Preciosa Media, Colombia
6:30PM
Q&A
Toldi - Small Hall
Q&A after the screening.

Tuesday, 15 November

9:00PM
Q&A
Toldi - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Zsuzsa Debre director (It Has Passed, and It's Fine), Anna Nemes director (Beauty of the Beast).  Moderator: Kata Oltai art historian, curator. more
Participant(s):
Zsuzsa Debre
Director
Anna Nemes
Director

Wednesday, 16 November

6:00PM
Film+Discussion
Toldi - Big Hall
How plastic travels from the consumer to the ocean The largest garbage island in the Pacific Ocean is at least 79 thousand tons and covers 1.6 million square kilometers. This is 17 times the area of Hungary. Recent research shows that in... more
8:30PM
Q&A
Toldi - Big Hall
Q&A after the screening. Participants: Asia Dér director (Howling Like We Do), Zsolt K. Horváth social historian. Moderator: Kata Oltai art historian, curator.  more
Participant(s):
Asia Dér
Director
10:30PM
Music
Toldi Klub
Kassák koncert  Harcsa Veronika – ének
Keszég László – próza
Márkos Albert – cselló
Benkő Róbert – nagybőgő
Pándi Balázs – dob TICKETS: 2500HUF more