Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival was founded by staff members of Blinken OSA Archive in 2004. Verzió Film Foundation was established in the following year to provide a stable background for the organization of the festival. The founders’ vision was to create a platform, till then missing from Hungary, for international documentary films with a focus on human rights. In 18 years, Verzió programs were attended by more than 150,000 visitors in Budapest, Pécs, Szeged, Kecskemét, Debrecen and Szombathely, and since 2020 the festival's online editions have reached over 50,000 viewers in Hungary and abroad.
Verzió is an important meeting place for the documentary film community and a diverse audience of documentary film lovers. In Budapest, we hold film screenings, discussions and accompanying events at the Toldi, Művész and Kino cinemas, the Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, the Blinken OSA Archive, the CEU and the Empathy Café, with the participation of invited filmmakers and experts.
Verzió takes place annually in November and continues to organize programs during the year across the country as well as online, such as free screenings and discussions in high schools, film clubs and cultural festivals.