International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival In Budapest, 12 – 17 November

  • 4 Nov 2019 11:48 AM
International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival In Budapest, 12 – 17 November
Human rights documentary film festivals are rooted in a challenge to combine the celebration of creative achievement with sober reflection, exceptional stories with everyday experiences, feast with responsibility.

From burning forests to burnt skin, the world is scarred and calls for attention beyond the shock expressed in a burning question like “how dare you?”. Understanding is the first step towards change.

Opening with a powerful journalistic investigation into the state of the Romanian healthcare system in the aftermath of a deadly nightclub fire (Colectív), and concluding with an exploration of artificial intelligence’s growing impact on our everyday life (Hi, A.I.), this year’s edition of Verzió spans 46 countries and 75 films, for the first time our program also includes 9 VR projects. 

How can new technology expand the potential of documentary filmmaking? How much agency can each of us retain when technology, as well as politicians, global media networks, and international corporations increasingly direct individual choices? How can artificial intelligence help solve pressing human problems?

In addition to the screenings, these and many other questions raised by the films will be discussed in a series of panel discussions, masterclasses, a production workshop, and in conversations with the filmmakers and other festival guests.


Festival pass: 6,000 HUF
A festival pass can be used for maximum 10 screenings, 1 ticket per screening (Trafó, Toldi, Művész, Kino) except for the Opening Night at Trafó

Cinema ticket: 1,200 HUF

Trafó x Verzió ticket: from 1,500 HUF

Programs in Blinken OSA Archive and at CEU are free of charge.


Trafó House of Contemporary Art
Budapest IX., Liliom u. 41.

Toldi Cinema
Budapest V., Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36–38.

Művész Cinema
Budapest VI., Teréz krt. 30.

Kino Café Cinema
Budapest XIII., Szent István krt. 16. 

Blinken OSA Archive
Budapest V., Arany János u. 32.

Budapest V., October 6. u. 7.

Empathy Café & Bistro
Budapest V., Arany János u. 31.


Photo courtesy of the organisers

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