The Show Will Go On for the RAFFAS 2022!

The show will go on and the Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards (RAFFA) won’t let a global pandemic get in the way of local filmmaking endeavours.

Nominee screenings running from Thursday September 15 – Friday September 23.

Our Raglan-style ‘Night at the OSCARS’ takes place at the Raglan Town Hall on Saturday 24th September and is an evening you don’t want to miss!  All movie entrants nominated are eligible for major cash prizes plus specially designed RAFFA awards by Chris Meek Studio Gallery There will be a seated three course dinner with refreshments and an awesome night of walking on the red carpet, celebrating with film makers and paparazzi.

RAFFA nominations are now open!  No need to be a film industry expert.  Your imagination, with an original story line and a simple device like a mobile phone, is all that is needed.  

This year, Tamariki and Rangatahi entrants who get their films in by the due date of 2pm Monday 25 July will go into a prize draw for $100. 

So what are you waiting for?

Click here RAFFA 2022 Entry Form and get your film nomination form in before the 2pm Monday 4 July.

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Want to get really really involved?

Do you want to be a part of an awesome film festival team?  Have you got any film industry knowledge, know how to make a film and/or have been involved with a cast or film crew?  And or do you LOVE watching movies?  Yeeyah we are always keen to have fresh new faces on the volunteer team.   If you are keen to be involved in the film festival planning for 2022, contact Jacqueline on [email protected] to find out more!  

Raglan Film Festival 2022

The show must go on for the RAFFAs

The show must go on and the Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards (RAFFA) won’t let a global pandemic get in the way of local filmmaking endeavours.

Old School Arts Centre manager Jacqueline Anderson says every year the RAFFA team of volunteers strive to adapt, develop and improve the film awards.

The awards night may have been cancelled last year but the team brought the Red Carpet to the awardees and captured the award ceremony in film.

“Even with the constant threat of lockdowns and the uncertainty of when we would move through the different levels last year, the team was determined to celebrate our awesome local filmmaking talent.”

Jacqueline says the film festival team are keen to have fresh new faces and new energy on the team.

“You don’t need to be a film industry expert. We tell our filmmakers that a simple device like a mobile phone and their imagination are all that is needed.  If you love a good movie and want to be part of a team whose goal is to nurture up-and-coming local creatives, that’s pretty much all that is required to join the film festival team.”

RAFFA nominations are open and a Red Carpet event at the Raglan Town Hall is being planned for September again, Jacqueline says.

“We won’t let the uncertainties of Covid dampen our enthusiasm for the RAFFAs. We continue planning for the awards night because it’s such an awesome event and a fabulous way to celebrate the creatives who put their heart and soul into their films.”

If you are keen to be involved with the film festival team planning for 2022, contact Jacqueline on [email protected] to find out about joining the RAFFA team.  

The next film festival catch up is Monday, March 14 at 5.30pm at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre.

If you are a filmmaker entering a film at the Old School Arts Centre contact 07 825 0023, [email protected] or check out or for further info.

This year, tamariki and rangatahi entrants who get their films in by the due date of Monday 25 July, 2pm will go into a lucky prize draw for $100.

2021 Red Carpet Event at the Town Hall Cancelled

Our film festival for 2021 went ahead despite many Covid challenges.  We are super excited to bring to you a film of our winners that was filmed during September Alert Level 2 in lieu of our red carpet RAFFA evening not being able to be held in the Town Hall.  There are two versions for you to choose to watch with a full version at 56 minutes and a reduced time version at 24 minutes.   Click here to check out the winning films:

If you want to take a look at our Nominee Films, click on the link below:

Shout out to our amazing sponsors for their amazing support:

WDC Creative Communities Scheme, Kiwi Designed Homes, WANNA Wifi, Institute of Awesome, Marek Kaniewski, Christie Carpentry, LJ Hooker, Tonic Hairdressing.

Also a very big THANK YOU to our anonymous sponsors and also our local businesses who supply products and services which help make our event happen:

Living Productions, Raglan Brewing Co, Supervalue, Raglan Community Radio Station, Raglan Wharf Fish & Chips, Four Square, Raglan Sign Company.

Keep checking in with us as we bring you another film festival for 2022!