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Verzió’s university cooperation program, UniVerzió offers students of film studies and related fields an opportunity to be a part of the festival not only as visitors, but as active contributors as well. 

Students deepen their knowledge about documentary films in the frame of university classes by engaging with various aspects of Verzió from critically analyzing the documentary and its representational modes to highlighting the films' topics by graphic design. Students also write film reviews from which a selection is published online on the Verzió blog, and alternative film posters are displayed in Empathy Café.
During the festival week, students can take part in various activities such as moderating Q&As, interviewing festival guests and making videos, and they can also meet and learn from acknowledged industry professionals in the frame of industry panels, masterclasses or guests meet guests events. 
Since 2018, four universities in Budapest, ELTE, METU, CEU and SZFE have been our partners, and in 2019 the University of Pécs joined as well. 
Poster exhibition in Empathy Café!

11-30 November, 2020

As 2020 is a year of unforeseen events and dramatic transformation, Verzió moves to the online space to maintain its discourse about the severe problems of our troubled world. Since no cinema exists without colourful film posters, Verzió establishes a tradition of exhibiting related documentary posters. This time it also intends to evoke the bustling atmosphere of previous festivals. With the help of Graphic Design MA students from the Budapest Metropolitan University (METU), alternative posters were created under the mentorship of Krzysztof Ducki.

Being the only offline event of this year’s Verzió, METU’s Design Culture students wish to make it even more attractive with exciting accompanying programmes, led by curator Gabriella Uhl. While the creators will be present at the exhibition, meeting them later on will be available via QR-codes, as well as getting an insight into the making-of.

Opening: 6 pm - 7.30 pm, 11 November

More info in the Facebook event


At the Department of Media and Communication Studies of the Faculty of Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Media Studies BA stundents have been pursuing a course on human rights documentary film festivals led by András Müllner. The course provides an insight into the organization of a documentary film festival as well as the analysis of the film program. 

Students of the course take part in the festival's Q&As as moderators, 
and their film reviews written about select films from the progam will be published on the VERZIÓ Blog during the festival.