2016 RAFFAs awarded

The 2016 Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards (RAFFAs) were presented at the red carpet awards night held at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre on Saturday evening (24.09.16).

Guests included filmmakers, Barbara Kuriger MP for Taranaki-King Country with her husband Louis. Festival supporters included Richard Gemmell from Waikato District Creative Communities and Heidi Tidmarsh from Bow St Depot.

The RAFFAS awarded were:

RAFFA for Best Action Film

This award prize is a RAFFA coaster and cash prize of $50.
Nominees are: Billy Lee Pope for OLD TOAST
Ariana Livingston for BEING AN EQUESTRIAN
Vincent Ledger for THE CHASE

WINNER: Vincent Ledger for THE CHASE
AND a Bow St Depot meal voucher for
Highly Commended to Billy Lee Pope for OLD TOAST

RAFFA for Best Environmental Film

This award is a RAFFA coaster and cash prize of $50.
Nominees are:
Kevin Etherington of www.facebox.co.nz  for MAUI DOLPHINS – THE RESURRECTION
Andy Duggan for GET A BAG
Alison Teal for DANIEL KEREOPA

WINNER: RAFFA to Kevin Etherington for MAUI DOLPHINS – THE RESURRECTION

RAFFA for Best Human Interest

Award is a RAFFA coaster and cash prize of $50.
Nominees are:
Ariana Livingston for BEING AN EQUESTRIAN
RVCA for SAM MATHERS VIDEO PORTRAIT
Alison Teal for DANIEL KEREOPA

WINNER: RAFFA to Ariana Livingston for BEING AN EQUESTRIAN

RAFFA Best Connection with Raglan Whaingaroa

Award is a RAFFA coaster and cash prize of $50.
Nominees are:
Sara Guix Ortigosa for WELCOME TO RAGLAN
Kevin George for MAUI DOLPHINS – THE RESURRECTION
Alison Teal for DANIEL KEREOPA

WINNER: RAFFA to Sara Guix Ortigosa for WELCOME TO RAGLAN

RAFFA Best Comedy

Award is a RAFFA coaster and cash prize of $100.
Nominees are:
Joshua Alexander for DR WHO – THE WEEPING ANGELS
Andy Duggan for GET A BAG
Andy Duggan for BOTTLE WATCH

WINNER: RAFFA to Andy Duggan for GET A BAG and BOTTLE WATCH

RAFFA Best Young Performers

Barbara Kuriger presents Nikau Pinfold and Ocean Burke with their award
Barbara Kuriger presents Nikau Pinfold and Ocean Burke with their award

Award is a RAFFA coaster and cash prize of $100.
Nominees are:
Ocean Burke + Nikau Pinfold in MAUI DOLPHINS-THE RESURRECTION
Joshua Alexander + friends in DR WHO – THE WEEPING ANGELS
Tom Hannon + Hayz Hobson in THE CHASE

WINNER: RAFFA to Ocean Burke + Nikau Pinfold in MAUI DOLPHINS – THE RESURRECTION
AND Highly Commended award with a Bow St Depot meal voucher goes to Tom Hannon + Hayz Hobson in THE CHASE

RAFFA Best Young Talent

Award is a RAFFA coaster and cash prize of $100.
Nominees are:
Joshua Alexander and friends for DR WHO – THE WEEPING ANGELS
Ariana Livingston for BEING AN EQUESTRIAN
Whaingaroa Youth Movement for OUTSIDE IN

James presents Joshua Alexander with his award
James presents Joshua Alexander with his award

WINNER: RAFFA to Joshua Alexander for DR WHO – THE WEEPING ANGELS AND Highly Commended goes to Whaingaroa Youth Movement for OUTSIDE IN

RAFFA Best Documentary

Award is a RAFFA coaster and cash prize of $100.
Nominees are:
Alison Teal for DANIEL KEREOPA
Sara Guix Ortigosa for WELCOME TO RAGLAN
RVCA for SAM MATHERS VIDEO PORTRAIT
Kevin Etherington for MAUI DOLPHINS – THE RESURRECTION

WINNER: RAFFA to Alison Teal for DANIEL KEREOPA
AND Highly Commended to RVCA for SAM MATHERS VIDEO PORTRAIT

Award: BOW St Depot GRAND Phoenix Palm Award

The Grand Phoenix Palm award – (it’s not the Palm D’or from Cannes but it is our Raglan version of this prestigious award) It is also an award that the RAFFA awards panel includes judging as well as film talent but also a strong connection to Whaingaroa. This award also includes $200 sponsorship.
Nominees are:
Joshua Alexander + friends for DR WHO – THE WEEPING ANGELS
Alison Teal for DANIEL KEREOPA
Billy Lee Pope for OLD TOAST
Kevin Etherington for MAUI DOLPHINS – THE RESURRECTION
Andy Duggan for GET A BAG

WINNER: GRAND Phoenix Palm Award goes to Alison Teal for DANIEL KEREOPA

The Raglan Community Arts Council would like to THANK:
The Raglan Kindergarten for catering of our event
Chris Meek for designing of our RAFFAs awards
Andy Fels for the design of our brochure
Emma Brooks for our PR
Robyn Gallagher for our website
Thanks to Jacqueline for serving our refreshments for us
Thanks to all of our stars and filmmakers
Thanks to Glenda Harris our official photographer for the evening
Thanks to our sponsors Bow St Depot, Yot Club, Pilsener Urquell, Ray White Raglan, Raglan Community Radio, Raglan Club, Raglan Supervalue and Waikato District Council Creative Communities
Andy Duggan for creating and preparing our film festival introduction video
And finally a thank you to everyone here who has come along to be a part of the RAFFAs for 2016 and to all filmmakers who entered – thank you!

2016 RAFFA Nominations Announced

The Raglan Old School will be rolling out the red carpet on Saturday 24 September for the annual Raglan Film Festival Awards. This year, several new categories have been created, with eight awards in total up for grabs.

In the running for Best Action Film is Billy Lee Pope for Old Toast, Ariana Livingston for Being An Equestrian and Vincent Ledger for The Chase.

Kevin Etherington’s Maui Dolphins – The Resurrection is a nominee for Best Environmental Film, alongside Andy Duggan for Get A Bag and Alison Teal for Daniel Kereopa.

In contention for the Best Young Performers award are Ocean Burke and Nikau Pinfold in Maui Dolphins – The Resurrection, Joshua Alexander and friends in Dr Who – The Weeping Angels and Tom Hannon and Hayz Hobson in The Chase. Dr Who is also vying for the Best Young Talent award, alongside Being An Equestrian and Whaingaroa Youth Movement’s Outside In.

Sara Guix Ortigosa’s documentary Welcome to Raglan is up for two awards: Best Connection with Raglan Whaingaroa and Best Documentary. Other nominated films include Sam Mathers Video Portrait by RVCA (Best Human Interest and Best Documentary) and Andy Duggan’s Bottle Watch (Best Comedy).

Extracts from selected RAFFA films will be screened before main feature films throughout the Raglan Film Festival, which runs from 16 -24 September at the Raglan Old School, and at the Red Carpet Awards night on Saturday 24 September.

Welcome to the Raglan Film Festival 2016

The 2016 Raglan Film Festival runs from Friday 16 September to Saturday 24 September.

Check out our 2016 film festival schedule, with a few surprises still coming!

You can download a PDF of the Raglan Film Festival Guide HERE

Entries for 2016 Raglan Film Festival Awards are now closed. (This page has information about the criteria.)

Raglan Community Arts Council thanks our supporters for this festival: Waikato District Creative Communities, the Raglan businesses, community groups, Old School Arts Centre Film Festival volunteers, plus the individual producers and distributors who arranged the theatrical releases for their films.

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Nominations still open for the 2016 RAFFA Awards

Richard Gemmell announces the awards at the 2016 RAFFA red carpet night
Richard Gemmell announces the awards at the 2016 RAFFA red carpet night

Local filmmakers and actors still have time to enter the 2016 Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards. Nominations can be for movies of any length and genre, provided they have a link with the Raglan Whaingaroa region.

Eight nominations have already been received for this year’s awards, covering a diverse array of topics and genres.

Welcome to Raglan is a documentary about our town by videographer Sara Guix Ortigosa, while Raglan surfer and 2015 Ultimate Waterman Daniel Kereopa shares his views on the environment and parenting in Daniel Kereopa.

Raglan director Aaron Mooar is a regular on the RAFFA red carpet. This year he’s nominated for his documentary Inside Out, about the Whaingaroa Youth Movement. Another local director in the running for an award is Ariana Livingston, with her short film Being An Equestrian.

Plus, the story of two children saving the Maui dolphin in Maui Dolphins – The Resurrection, sci-fi thriller Dr Who – The Weeping Angels and high drama in The Chase.

Extracts from selected RAFFA films will be screened before main feature films throughout the Raglan Film Festival, which runs from 16 -24 September at the Raglan Old School, and at the Red Carpet Awards night on Saturday 24 September.

To make a nomination, download an application form at  RAFFA 2016 Entry Form , phone 07 825 0023 or email info@raglanartscentre.co.nz. There’s a cash prize pool on offer! Deadline for nominations is Wednesday 18 August.