Japanese Film Screening


Free Japanese Film Screening

2022 Japanese Film Screening is being held at Ellen Melville Centre on the last Friday of each month from 6:00pm. In addtion to these screenings, special screenings will be held at Te Manawa in September and November as below.
2022 Japanese Film Screening
Ellen Melville Centre
2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD
Te Manawa
11 Kohuhu Lane, Westgate
Fri 26 Aug, 6pm Dad's Lunch Box Sat 3 Sep, 2pm Dad's Lunch Box
Fri 21 Oct, 6pm Josee, The Tiger And
The Fish
Sat 24 Sep, 2pm POP IN Q
Fri 24 Feb 23, 6pm TBC Thu 3 Nov, 6pm Every Day a Good Day
  • All films have English subtitles.
  • Admission is free and booking is not necessary (first come, first served basis )
  • A short videos on life and culture in Japan will be shown before the start of the feature film.
  • The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances.


Dad's Lunch Box
Fri 26 Aug, 6pm@Ellen Melville Centre
Sat 3 Sep, 2pm@Te Manawa
Sat 24 Sep, 2pm@Te Manawa
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Fri 21 Oct, 6pm@Ellen Melville Centre
Every Day a Good Day
Thu 3 Nov, 6pm@Te Manawa


Te Manawa
The Ellen Melville Centre is an Auckland Council community hub in the centre of Auckland city. Formerly known as Pioneer Women's and Ellen Melville Hall, the Ellen Melville Centre has five diverse hireable spaces, and easy access onto Freyberg Place. Te Manawa provides serTe Manawa provides services and resources including a library, customer service centre, rooms for hire, commercial kitchen, creative spaces, work and study areas, and a Citizens Advice Bureau. Te Manawa also offers community-focused programmes and activities.
Address 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central 11 Kohuhu Lane, Westgate, Auckland
Website Ellen Melville Centre

The Centre
This website was launched in November 2020 to promote the great events happening across the Auckland region in your local Auckland Council supported arts, community and events venues.

Ellen Melville Centre Facebook

Te Manawa
Auckland Council Website

Te Manawa Facebook
Getting there Ellen Melville Centre are located in the heart of the High Street District, connecting High Street to the O'Connell Street shared space, Chancery Square and the Metropolis.

 Parking information

 Public transport information
Bus services operate from the Westgate shopping centre, about a 10 minute walk from Te Manawa. Daytime parking around Te Manawa is limited to 180 minutes. There is all-day Wilson parking available opposite the NorthWest mall on Maki Street. Afterhours hirers may use the Te Manawa carpark located around the back of the building.

 Parking information

 Public transport information

Japanese Film Festival

「Japanese Film Festival 2021」in Auckland has been held from Thursday 3 March to Sunday 6 March 2022.  Please click here for more details.