News - 2023


Posted: November 30, 2023 - Updated: November 30, 2023

The 20th Verzió Human Rights Documentary Film Festival ended in cinemas on 29 November. More than 10 000 visitors attended the festival between 22-29 November 2023. The 20th Verzió's online festival program features 53 documentaries from the cinema program online. Films can be rented until midnight on 10 December and will be available for 14 days from the date of rental.

Posted: November 26, 2023 - Updated: November 28, 2023

At the Award Ceremony on 26 November, Sunday, prizes and special mentions of the 20th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival were announced in five categories: in the International Competition, the Hungarian Competition, the Student and Debut Film Competition, the Anthropocene Competition and the Viewfinder Competition.

The screenings will continue until 29 November in Toldi and Corvin cinemas, and between 30 November and 10 December online

Posted: November 16, 2023 - Updated: November 20, 2023

Verzió DocLab is an international, documentary, post-production development workshop for directors, producers, and editors, organized during Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, at Central European University, in Budapest. The goal of the workshop is to create an international supportive platform for documentary filmmakers and creative professionals from all over the world and region.

Posted: October 31, 2023 - Updated: February 07, 2024

Why do violent and sometimes deadly initiation rituals persist in the Belarussian army? What did the Taliban do with $7 billion worth of American military equipment? Who owns the ocean depths? What makes someone male or female? These are some of the questions explored at the Verzió Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, held from 22–29 November, in Budapest and six other cities across Hungary.

Posted: October 27, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023

Jina Mahsa Amini and Iranian women protest movement "Woman, Life, Freedom" win the 2023 Sakharov Prize.

Posted: October 04, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023

Become a Verzió Volunteer!

Application deadline: 27 October 2023

The 20th edition of Verzió will once again celebrate the latest and best documentary films in the cinemas. Between November 22-29 creative documentaries from all over the world will be screened at various locations in Budapest and in other Hungarian towns.

Posted: September 28, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023

This year we bring you the 20th edition of the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival! On 22–29 November, Verzió will present an exceptionally rich program, with more than 80 films and a fresh visual identity that aligns with this year's theme: Where are We Headed?

For twenty years, Verzió has presented human dignity and common social issues through international and Hungarian documentary films.

Posted: September 14, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023

The application deadline for the DocLab workshop and the Young Critics workshop has been extended until Monday, September 18, 2023. 


Posted: August 30, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023

20th Verzió invites you to be a student jury member at this year's festival.

The 20th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival takes place between November 22-29, 2023, in Budapest & at Satellite locations and between November 30 and December 10 online.

Posted: August 04, 2023 - Updated: October 27, 2023



Apply for the Verzió DocLab international documentary workshop on story development and editing.