Game On - queer disruptions in sport - film screening at Blinken OSA


On the occasion of the 26th Budapest Pride Verzió brings you the latest documentary of Mari Takács.
(no English subtitles are available, the film is available on-site and online as well)

IN PERSON at Blinken OSA Archives
Date: July 7, 2021
Time: at 6:00 p.m.
Venue:  Budapest 1051, Arany János u. 32.

June 25 - July 25 at, available worldwide
The first 100 viewers can rent the movie for free by applying the promo code "26BPPRIDE".
Ticket fee: 650 HUF

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The screening is followed by a discussion with the director and the two Hungarian protagonists, Csaba Hegedüs and Benjamin Forest Török as well as Dr. Miklós Fischer sport psychologist.

Moderator: Flóra Dóra Csatári, journalist,

Please note that the number of seats is limited.
Entry is free of charge but your Hungarian immunity card and an ID card/passport must be presented before entry.
Pre-registration is required at this link:

This event is part of the 26th Budapest Pride Festival. For more information about events please follow this link:
This event falls under the regulations of Budapest Pride's house rules.

The event is organized by the Verzió International Human Rights Festival

Game On - queer disruptions in sport

directed by Mária Takács, Hungary, Scotland, Germany, 2020, 67'
languages: German, Hungarian, English, Bulgarian
subtitle: Hungarian (no English subtitles are available)

Gay runners, a lesbian boxer, an intersex rower, and a transwoman footballer, all on one team! Can you imagine them? They are athletes whose lives are unseen, unimaginable to society. In recent years, LGBTIQ+ people in sport have become more visible yet so many still stay in the closet, especially in professional sport. Amateur LGBTIQ+ sports clubs exist around the world with a huge increase in the last 30 years. These groups provide a safe space for LGBTIQ+ athletes with diverse identities. The film portrays 5 protagonists from 4 different countries, each disrupting amateur sport with their gay, lesbian, trans, and intersex identities. They talk candidly about their sports journeys, their individual experiences, and their private life. Giving LGBTIQ+ athletes visibility helps to break down barriers of ignorance and discrimination. Sport has the capacity to be inclusive, overcome prejudice, and empower marginalized groups. Game on.

Mária Takács is a freelance filmmaker. Since graduating from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, she has worked as a director for Hungarian Television, and as a video journalist for Népszabadság online and She has also made a number of videos for civil society organizations. Filmography includes The Pastor of Mandák House, 2019; More Than a Relationship, 2016; Hot Men Cold Dictatorships, 2015; Secret Years, 2009.