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Posted: March 04, 2019 - Updated: October 21, 2019

Archive footage in documentary cinema – Sergei Loznitsa masterclass 

Venue: Blinken OSA (Arany Janos u. 32)
Date: March 19, 2019

The Visual Studies Platform at Central European University cordially invites you to the masterclass of award-winning filmmaker, Sergei Loznitsa. The event is free but requires registration. Please send an e-mail to (subject: "masterclass") until 15th March.

Posted: February 28, 2019 - Updated: March 01, 2021

We have added three films from the most recent Verzió Film Festival (Verzió 15) to our free, year-round program, “School Verzió”. There are now ten creative documentaries to choose from until the end of 2020. High schools and film clubs are welcome to apply for free screenings!

Our new films are available for educational screenings: 

Posted: February 04, 2019 - Updated: March 01, 2021

Verzió 15 hosted three panel discussions with the participation of directors, producers and distributors from Hungary and 8 other countries. We tried to cover the most important questions, as well as bigger trends and developments in the documentary industry, while offering industry members the chance to meet and exchange ideas.

Two of the discussions have been recorded and can be viewed online, follow the links below:

November 8, 2018 - Co-productions: Possibilities and Challenges 

Posted: January 09, 2019 - Updated: March 01, 2021

7 projects participated at the DocLab filmmaking workshop of 15th Verzió Film Festival. Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga, Moniek Wester Keegstra and Levente Pap tutored the participants in the frame of a 4-day-long intensive course and gave guidance
and mentorship in creating a short film/documentary essay or in editing a scene or episode from an existing feature-length

Posted: January 07, 2019 - Updated: March 01, 2021

A cooperation between Verzió and Budapest Metropolitan University has manifested in a project where graphic design MA students selected a film from the festival program and designed their own alternative poster - later exhibited in Empathy Café. 

Posted: December 07, 2018 - Updated: March 01, 2021
For the first time this year, the Audience Award winners were selected in not one but two categories: Hungarian and International. 
According to the audience votes, these are the TOP 5 Hungarian and International favourites of the 15th Verzió! 
Posted: December 05, 2018 - Updated: January 07, 2019

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Posted: November 17, 2018 - Updated: March 01, 2021

15. Verzió guest Manon Barbeau received the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-violence on the 16 November 2018, on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Posted: November 14, 2018 - Updated: March 01, 2021

The 15th Verzió had nearly 10,000 visitors! After the Budapest edition the festival continued in other cities, where visitors had the chance to watch a selection of the best human rights documentaries: in Pécs, 15–18 November, at the Apolló Cinema; in Kecskemét, 17–18 November, at the Otthon Cinema; and in Szeged, 22–25 November, in the Grand Café Cinema and Megálló.

Posted: November 11, 2018 - Updated: March 01, 2021

The 15th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will screen the winning films again on Sunday, 11th November.