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NZ Polish Film Festival 2019 - Auckland


NZ Polish Film Festival 2019 - Auckland


Opening Night Gala Screening
Thursday 24 October 2019

Another Day of Life (2018)

7pm Opening event for an 8pm Screening

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.

All tickets: $30 - ticket includes a glass of wine and Polish-themed canapés

Opening Night kindly supported by:

Auckland Polish Association
Gazeta Polonia
Halo tu Polska - Auckland Polish Radio

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Closing Night Screening - NZ Premiere
Saturday 26 October 2019

Planet Single 3 (2019)

6pm Screening

Directed by: Sam Akina, Michał Chacinski

They come from two different worlds - Tomek, a fast-talking TV host and Ania, a modest music teacher. The nation's top celebrity ‘it’-couple-in-love are now embarking on their next adventure - their Polish wedding!

Whether you’ve previously met Ania and Tomek or not, this is a whole new ‘Planet’, in the beautiful Polish countryside, and you’re invited!

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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 – Auckland, 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), 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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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 and Christchurch.


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, 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 24 & 26 October 2019, Bridgeway Cinema