Due to the Covid-19 Emergency the 2020 Raglan Film Festival has been cancelled. Sorry. We’ll back in 2021.
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 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
Fairfield Project Fairfield College has surplus land, that could be developed commercially. This is the environmental education project and how it would benefit the people, environment and native bird life.
Shazzo Shazzo discovers a plastic bag floating seductively in the breeze. She quickly falls in love with its convenience.
Alone Madison is struggling to focus at school and feeling alone at home whilst her best friend Lennon is in a coma.
I am not home right now Simulation – Ngarunui Beach – Raglan – New Zealand
Who Owns The Ocean Luke Cederman digs deep to uncover the truth; who really owns the ocean.
Numero Uno and the Karioi Classic Meet Mark Reynolds, the Karioi Classic’s Number One rider, and follow his 2018 race.
Stranger Tides Stranger Tides shows the process of recording the single Stranger Tides in the music studio.
Buzz Shakes Listen to Raglan Funk outfit “Mighty Mighty” with their current release “Buzz Shakes”.
Stranger Tides House Concert Tour A house concert for Teia Kennedy’s Stranger Tides Ep release tour.
Climate Kids All round the world young people are voicing their concern about Climate Change. Raglan children are striking from school to let the world know change is coming.
Look Closer Follow the daily routine of a young student living with an alcoholic mother.
We are among the stars, not beneath them A celebration of Matariki. It embodies the innate gifts of Matariki’s daughters.
The Ross Ormsby Life Adventure Ross Ormsby is a tetraplegic, join him on some of his amazing and inspiring life adventures.
Evil Alien A hand drawn animated film. An alien who comes down from his spacecraft and disintegrates a man with a laser gun.
One And A Half Men: Contest Prep Billy Stairmand and Luke Cederman go through their different ways of preparing for a big surfing event.
A date with Derick Two old school friends that share not only the same name but both drive red cars, meet for coffee in the funky seaside town of Raglan.
Yoi Shippuden Yoi is a new student to Konohagakure, a place where people with special quirks attend. Warui is trying to destroy the school. Yoi steps in.
Anthropomorphism The relationship between human beings and objects.
Aroha’s Story (I Don’t like Love) The often unspoken story of a young girl.
Passion Fruit Meet Giulia and Andrea, two Italian surfers who settled in Aotearoa New Zealand to follow their passion for surfing. More Freedom Less Perfection!
Gymnastic Even though gymnastics is a hard sport and you fail a lot, you need to try not to give up. It’s the best thing ever.
A SADD Comedy Please focus on driving safely.
Raglan Vice There has been a murder in town and detectives, Griffen and Bones are here to solve the mystery.
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards (RAFFA) has been extended to Friday, August 25.
The judges are looking for over 18-year-old filmmakers to get their cameras rolling for the opportunity to win a share in over $1400 of cash prizes.
Adult filmmakers can enter their work in the Emerging Artist category for a first-time entrant or in the Drama, Documentary and Experimental categories.
The film must be associated with Raglan Whaingaroa – either the filmmakers, production crew or actors, or part of the film must have been shot or edited in Raglan.
Awards designed by Chris Meek and prizes – including Soundsplash tickets, vouchers and cash – will be presented at a Red Carpet Awards night on Saturday, September 23 at the Old School Arts Centre.
Download an application form at www.raglanartscentre.co.nz/rff or contact us at the Old School Arts Centre in Stewart Street, 07 825 0023 or [email protected] for more details.
Media enquiries: Jacqueline Anderson, 07 825 0023, [email protected]