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NZ Polish Film Festival 2019


NZ Polish Film Festival 2019


Opening Night Gala Screening

Another Day of Life (2018)

Friday, June 28th, 6pm Cocktails for 7pm Screening

Tickets: $30 (Ticket price includes Screening with Cocktail event - Polish-themed canapés and a glass of wine)

Animated Drama/Feature Film
Directed by: Damian Nenow (Poland), Raúl De La Fuente (Spain)

Based on the real-life experiences of brilliant veteran Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE mixes beautiful animation and documentary to retell and update a powerful story that reflects on the human cost of war reportage.

Opening Night Gala Screening generously sponsored by The Polish Association in Christchurch Inc.

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Saturday Screening

Nina (2018)

Saturday, June 29th, 6pm

Directed by: Olga Chajdas

A story of love and liberation NINA is an evocative film that focuses on the emancipation of women in modern Polish society. An award-winning feature debut for emerging Polish Director Olga Chajdas.

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Another Day of Life

opening night gala screening


Another Day of Life

opening night gala screening


Gala Screening

The New Zealand Polish Film Festival 2019 – Christchurch, opens with multi award-winning animation feature drama Another Day of Life a co-production from Polish production company Platige Image (Love, Death + Robots “Fish Night”, Cathedral, Paths of Hate, City of Ruins, The Witcher (currently in production) ), and Spanish production company Kanaki Films (Nömadak Tx, Minerita).

Ten years in the making, Another Day of Life is a cinematic feast, mixing reportage and animation to stunning effect.

it cannily draws its various strands together into a visually striking piece of rare immediacy and power… Rarely less than spectacular...
— Hollywood Reporter
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Festival News - Friday 31 May 2019

New Zealand Polish Film Festival 2019 screenings in Christchurch.

The New Zealand Polish Film Festival is thrilled to announce that the award-winning and kaleidoscopic animated feature film, 'Another Day of Life' based on the experiences of renowned Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński, will screen for the inaugural opening night gala screening at Christchurch's new boutique arthouse cinema, 'Lumière' Arts Centre Cinemas on Friday, 28 June.

This is the first time the New Zealand Polish Film Festival will screen in Christchurch, recently screening its successful fourth edition in Wellington. Together with the screening of the evocative film, 'Nina' from emerging Polish director Olga Chajdas on Saturday 29 June, Christchurch audiences will be treated to a taster of unique and cutting edge Polish films seldom seen in New Zealand.

Generously sponsored by the Polish Association in Christchurch, the Opening Night Gala Screening will start at 6pm with opening night drinks and Polish themed canapés, followed by the screening at 7pm. More details to come soon.


Winner of Best Animated Film at the European Film Awards, and Directed by Oscar-shortlisted filmmakers Raúl De La Fuente and Damian Nenow, the authentically dramatic hybrid of documentary and animated memoir follows sold out screenings in Wellington.


ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE is a gripping story of a three-month-long trip that renowned Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuściński took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope from one day to the next. This feature animated film is based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s book ‘Another Day Of Life’.

ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE is produced by Platige Films & Kanaki Films and co-produced by Walking the Dog, Animations Fabrik and Wüste Film Puppetworks.


The 4th Edition of the Polish Film Festival in NZ


The 4th Edition of the Polish Film Festival in NZ


Welcome! Witamy!

And welcome to our fourth edition in 2019 with our new name -
New Zealand Polish Film Festival!

Showcasing great Polish cinema to a wide audience.

Since our first edition in 2016 under the name ‘Wellington Polish Film Festival’, we’ve accomplished so much. We’ve had three editions, screened over 40 Polish films including features, documentaries and shorts. We’ve hosted Polish filmmakers representing their films and we’ve provided opportunities for filmmakers from Poland and New Zealand to connect. It’s the perfect time to expand the NZPFF to movie lovers throughout Aotearoa.

NZPFF - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

Our home base is in Wellington with select screenings in Christchurch and Auckland.

This could not have happened without the support of you, our wonderful Polish film lovers and supporters.

Thank you!

Wellington 3-7 April 2019, Roxy Cinema

Christchurch 28-29 June 2019, Lumière Cinemas

Auckland TBC