20th Verzio Film Festival Opens Soon - Where are We Headed?

November 21, 2023

The 20th edition of the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will be held between November 22-29, 2023 in Budapest . 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.

The 20th anniversary edition of Verzió offers an incredibly diverse program, taking viewers on a virtual journey through more than 40 countries, with the help of 80 films. Alongside the latest award-winning films, Verzió presents experimental works that showcase the diversity of genres within documentary filmmaking. The Vektor VR 2023 program is a perfect example of this as it delves into modes of sensory perception, understanding, and interaction.

"Documentary films heighten our emotional engagement with their protagonists, and help us reflect on the many ways of seeing the world. Knowing the past and understanding the present, we can better grasp where we are headed and contribute to navigating the path” - Oksana Sarkisova, festival director.

Verzió’s film selections have provided valuable insight for 20 years. They have invited us to explore different layers of reality, and to become closer to the diversity and unity of our world, both globally and locally. They have helped us understand our position in the world and where we are headed. This year will prove no different, with more than 80 films in 5 competition categories and 7 thematic sections.

The Verzió Film Festival is organized by the nonprofit Verzió Film Foundation and Blinken OSA Archivum, with the support of the Creative Europe MEDIA program.