Verzió is a joint project of Vera & Donald Blinken OSA Archives and the nonprofit Verzió Film Foundation. Since 2004 it hosted over 150,000 visitors, and presented over 1000 documentary films from all parts of the world.
In 2020 Verzió was held exclusively online due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been an extraordinary challenging year from all aspects, and it also turned out to be the year when Verzió successfully implemented the first fully online film festival in Hungary that paved the way for many future online events.
The 18th festival edition in 2021 took place as a hybrid event, and hosted both offline and online screenings with various accompanying events for professionals and the general audience.
The upcoming, 19th Verzió Film Festival is to take place November 8-16 2022 in the cinemas and the following week online at festival.verzio.org.
Verzió has three competition sections and several noncompetitive sections. The films in the competitons are evaluated by renowned international jurors based on their artistic values and their take on human rights issues. The winners of each section are awarded with a monetary prize.