Posted: November 17, 2018 - Updated: December 07, 2018

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: January 07, 2019

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: December 07, 2018

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

Posted: November 02, 2018 - Updated: November 02, 2018

Don't miss the exhibition opening of the alternativ film poster exhibition at Verzio 15!

Venue: Empathy Café, Budapest V., Arany János u. 31.
Date: 5th November, Monday, 18.30

Posted: October 31, 2018 - Updated: November 15, 2018


Posted: October 29, 2018 - Updated: October 31, 2018

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is this year’s winner of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. 

Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director, sentenced to 20 years in prison for “plotting terrorist acts” against the Russian “de facto” rule in Crimea. 

Posted: October 25, 2018 - Updated: October 27, 2018

Date: November 9, 17:00
Venue: Blinken OSA Archive, Budapest V., Arany János u. 31.

Posted: October 25, 2018 - Updated: October 25, 2018

Date: November 7, 17:30
Venue: CEU, Budapest V., Nádor u. 15, room 103

In his masterclass entitled “Film As Actor”, Bill Morrison focuses on those instances in his work where the film material itself becomes an agent in the narrative of the film, and how this impacts the meaning of the film.

Posted: October 24, 2018 - Updated: October 25, 2018

Film director Diana Groó, producer-director Péter Kerekes, and curator Antonello Vinci make up the International Jury for the Student and Debut program of the 15th Verzió, held November 6–11.


Posted: October 15, 2018 - Updated: October 24, 2018

The competition program of the 15th VERZIÓ Human Rights Film Festival, held 6–11 November, consists of 12 films. The program presents the stories of a Saudi poet who criticizes patriarchal society, Belarusian prisoners staging a play, dying mothers, orphans, those haunted by war, and the rise of illiberal democracies.