Initiated by DOK.fest München in 2020, the new network Doc Around Europe (formerly: FestDocsEurope) brings together five relevant documentary film festivals throughout the continent. Together with partner festivals – FIPADOC, Dokfest München, DocsBarcelona and MakeDox – Verzió works on activities dedicated to emerging talents in documentary film.
The aim of the network linking the five European documentary film festivals is to promote the circulation of documentary films and to support film professionals, especially young talents, from the regions represented by each festival, and to facilitate the sharing of experience and the international exposure of the filmmakers and their works, as well as their projects in different stages of development.
The filmmakers from the partner festvials' regions will have the opportunity to participate in the Verzió DocLab and Young Critics workshops and present their films in the Student and Debut Film Competition.
The five partner festivals:
FIPADOC (Biarritz, France | 20-28 January)
DOK.Fest München (München, Germany | 3-14 May)
DocsBarcelona (Barcelona, Spain | 18-28 May)
MakeDox (Skopje, North Macedonia | 17-24 August)
Verzió (Budapest, Hungary | 22-29 November)
Participating films and filmmakers from Hungary in 2023:
- Hanna Kádár in the Young Europeans Jury
Check our piece of news about our visit to FIPADOC in January 2023 here.
- KIM (Erika Kapronczai, Hungary, 2022, 86 min) in the DOK.panorama section
Check DOK.Fest München's full festival program here: https://www.dokfest-muenchen.de/Filme
- It Has Passed, and It's Fine (Zsuzsa Debre, Hungary, 2022, 28 min) in the DOC-U section
Check DocBarcelona' full festival program here: https://docsbarcelona.com/festival/festival-edicio-2023/programacio-docs-2023
Hungarian films selected to the festival's student film section:
- Counterparts (Boglárka Bicsák, 2021, 35')
- Budapest Silo (Zsófia Paczolay, 2022, 25')
Full program of MakeDox: http://makedox.mk/mk/en/
Doc Around Europe design: Samir Karahasan (MakeDox)
The Doc Around Europe network is supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA program.