Raglan Film Festival Information

18 September – 26 September

Due to Covid restrictions, which can only be known closer to the time, our film festival will only proceed as per Government restrictions with caution at Alert Level 2. A final decision will be made by Friday 10th September or sooner, dependent on Government announcements as they are received.

RAFFA red carpet Saturday 25 September at the Raglan Town Hall

Thanks to all our film festival entries. 

Our film festival team are selecting the best of the best feature films to be announced shortly as part of our Raglan film festival week. 

Don’t forget to book our film festival dates into your calendar! 

Raglan Film Festival

Opening night Saturday 18 September running through until Sunday 26 September. Follow this link to book to watch our RAFFA entry screenings and our RAFFA feature films:

RAFFA red carpet evening Saturday 25 September at the Raglan Town Hall. A night of glamour and glitz on the red carpet – Raglan style!  Complete with a three course sit down dinner, licensed bar with non-alcoholic/alcohol beverages for sale at the RAFFA bar, awards ceremony mixing with local Raglan film talent and our wonderful sponsors.

Watch this space for more upcoming news and also don’t forget to like our FB page and keep up to date on the latest film festival news https://www.facebook.com/creativeraglanfilmfestival/

In the meantime, here is a shout out to our amazing sponsors who, without their support, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

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 sponsor 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, Top Cut Butchery, Raglan Sign Company.

Film festival emerges from self-isolation

Get your lockdown movies out of self-isolation for the 2021 Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards.

2020 may have been cancelled due to pandemic mayhem but this year is the perfect opportunity to revive last years’ filmmaking endeavours or inspire your future direction.

Old School Arts Centre manager Jacqueline Anderson says that people around the world didn’t let lockdown boredom dampen their creativity.

“There was so much to see online from lockdown songs, dramas, animation, horrors, dystopian thrillers and hilarious comedies. I’m sure there is plenty of filmmaking that has happened in our back yard and we want to celebrate our local talent.”

Plus, she says, there’s plenty of inspiration from the lockdown for people who want to start shooting their film now.

“There’s so much scope for fabulous filmmaking that could come out of this pandemic, but don’t let that be your only inspiration. The only thing that is holding you back is your imagination.”

No need for fancy equipment, some of the top films over the last few festivals were made using a mobile phone and free online video editors.

“The hard work is coming up with a cool storyline. Once you have that you can whip out your mobile phone and start filming,” she says.

Nominations for the RAFFAs are now open to all ages and the only criteria is the film must be associated with Raglan Whāingaroa – either the filmmakers, production crew or actors, or part of the film must have been shot or edited in Raglan.

Awards and prizes – including cash and trophies – will be presented at a Red Carpet Awards night in September.

Enter at facebook.com/creativeraglanfilmfestival, www.raglanartscentre.co.nz or contact us at the Old School Arts Centre in Stewart Street, 07 825 0023 or [email protected] for more details.

Deadline for nomination entry forms is Friday, July 2.

Keep up-to date with the 2021 Raglan Film Festival by following Creative Raglan – Film Festival on Facebook.