2021 Red Carpet Event at the Town Hall Cancelled

Due to the current COVID/Delta environment, it is with regret that the film festival team has decided to cancel the RAFFA Red Carpet event scheduled to be held at the Town Hall on Saturday the 25th September. The film festival team will be presenting a film to announce the awards via social media – watch our website and on Facebook – for more updates.

https://www.facebook.com/creativeraglanfilmfestival

If we are at Alert Level 2, the RAFFA entry films will be screened at the Old School on Monday 20th September, Tuesday 21st September and Sunday 26th September at 4:30pm and 6:30pm, following the guidelines as set out by the Government. Entry is by koha.

To book your movies, click below:

In the meantime, here is a 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.

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.

2019 RAFFA winners

RAFFA celebrates 10 years of fabulous filmmaking

Entrants, sponsors and locals gathered at the town hall for a celebration of the 10th annual Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards which included a special cake to mark the occasion.

As always, local filmmakers were the winners on the night, with fine filmmaking on show. Sue Bellerby walked away the coveted Grand Phoenix Palm Award for best overall film for Order for Sue. The film also took out Best Open, and Best Actor for Tish Taylor, Runner Up Actor for Sue and Highly Commended Actor for Mark Reynolds. The RAFFAs are supported by the Raglan Arts Council Community.

Thanks to the sponsors Wanna, Institute of Awesome, Waikato District Creative Communities, Kiwi Designed Homes, Living Productions, The Shack,  Raglan Fish, Wharf Kitchen and Bar, Orca Restaurant, La La Land, Supervalue, Top Cut Butchery, Razzle Dazzle Cakes, Tonic, Four Square, Tim Melville, Monster Company, Corona, Yot Club, Raglan Buds, Create Books, Christie Carpentry, Thirsty Liquor, Solscape and Raglan Community Radio.

Grand Phoenix Palm award winners Kevin Tutt, Sue Bellerby, Tish Taylor, Mr Jenkins and Mark Reynolds

Grand Phoenix Winner Order For Sue – Sue Bellerby

Runner Up Shazzo – Felipe Gomes

Highly Commended Look Closer – Xanthe Buchan

Best Tamariki Winner A SADD Comedy – Ayla Standley, Jaime Witters , Josie Harder, Riley Harding, Isa Dobbins, Mickey Brajkovic and Malachy Geoghegan

Runner Up Raglan Vice – Mickey Brajkovic

Highly Commended Evil Alien – Felix Sargent & Gymnastic – Jayla Flanagan

Best Rangatahi Winner Look Closer – Xanthe Buchan

Runner Up Alone – Chloe Benn

Best Documentary Winner Anthropomorphism – Elisabeth Denis

Runner Up Ross Ormsby Life Adventure – Sarah Hutchins

Highly Commended Fairfield College – Steve Outram

Best Music/Dance Winner Shazzo – Felipe Gomes

Runner Up Among The Stars – Patti Mitchley and Molly McCabe

Best Open Winner Order For Sue – Sue Bellerby

Runner Up Who Owns The Ocean – Luke Cederman

Best Actor Winner Tish Taylor (Order For Sue)

Runner Up Hayley Hailstone  (Order For Sue)

Highly Commended Mark Reynolds (Order For Sue) & Hazel Burroughs (Shazzo)

Best Cinematography Winner Among The Stars – Patti Mitchley and Molly McCabe

Runner Up Passionfruit -Sara Guix

Highly Commended Stranger Tides Studio – Teia Drysdale

Yoi Shippuden – Tetupuorongo Tu’ufuli

Best Screenplay Winner A SADD Comedy – Ayla Standley & team

Runner Up Look Closer – Xanthe Buchan

Highly Commended Order For Sue – Sue Bellerby

Special Recognition Award – Social Relevance & Impact

Aroha’s Story – Geoff Tookey