2019 RAFFA Entries

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.

RAFFA Nomination Final Cutdown

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]

Who’s in the Running for a 2015 RAFFA?

The RAFFA 2014 trophy
The RAFFA 2014 trophy

Filmmaking is alive and well in Raglan, if this year’s nominations for the Raglan Arts Festival Film Awards are anything to go by. Here’s a peek at the 2015 shortlist which covers a diverse array of topics and genres:

KUHL is a short surf/lifestyle film depicting a day in the life of a Raglan surfer, while The Ultimate Waterman covers all the thrilling action from this year’s contest to find the world’s best all-round waterman.

The plight of the Maui dolphin is the subject of several submissions. Message to the Minister captures the concerns of Raglan locals about the future of this critically endangered dolphin; Maui Dolphin Day is a record of the 2015 Raglan event, while Save Maui Dolphin’s Today is a music video starring musician Tiki Taane and children from Raglan Area School.

Raglan’s growing cultural diversity is explored in an episode of TVNZ show Neighbourhood (narrated by Masterchef Aaron Brunet) while in Raglan Remembers, producers Ken Soanes and Mike O’Neill interview Raglan locals about their relatives’ involvement in World War One.

Plus, music and dance in Nevereverland, a sweet story about a humble New Zealand farming couple in Ross & Beth, short historical documentary Tippahee and many more.

Extracts from selected RAFFA films will be screened before main feature films throughout the festival, and at the Red Carpet Awards night. For full details of this year’s RAFFA nominees, please see the official film festival programme, available from the Old School.

Red Carpet rolled out for 2013 RAFFA Awards

2013 RAFFA Winners
The 2013 RAFFA Winners

Talented local filmmakers gathered at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre on Saturday for the 2013 Red Carpet Awards Night.

Celebrating the achievements of local filmmakers and actors, the evening marked the grand finale of the Raglan Film Festival.

Guests were treated to a delicious buffet dinner and a showing of RAFFA-nominated films, before the 2013 winners were revealed.

This year’s RAFFA Awards were presented to:

  • Music Video Award: Cornerstone Roots for Take Me Through My Life.
  • Best Director Award: Ben Lenzner for The Backwards Rider.
  • Best Actress Award: Vanessa Moltzen in Restless.
  • Best Short Film Award: KASM and Juan Duazo for A Hoe Coastal Journey.
  • RAFFA Feature Film Award: James Brown for Red, White Black and Blue.
    Young Talent Award: Mungo Bates for Déjà vu Skate.

The 2013 RAFFAs
The 2013 RAFFAs

For the first time in the history of the awards, each winner was presented with a cash prize, as well as a custom-designed trophy from local steel artists Philip and Emily Meek. Winner of the Young Talent Award, Mungo Bates, was presented with $200.
Certificates were also presented to the following RAFFA nominees, in recognition of the high-quality calibre of their entries:

  • Dave Duffin and Kurt Oram for Roy Stuart, Surfer.
  • Mike O’Neill and Lyn Kriegler for Khushi.
  • Juan Duazo for Silent Might
  • Micah Puklowski for Restless.

Young filmmakers Joe Blaikie (left) and Mungo Bates (right) arriving for the awards night

The organisers of the festival wish to thank: the Raglan Soccer Mums for their tasty catering; Lucretia Perkins for serving refreshments; paparazzi Jwan Milek for capturing all the red carpet action; MC Ruth Port; festival sponsors DroidWorx, Stendy Electrical, PiwiWiwi Campers, Grolsch Beer, Whaingaroa Environment Centre, Creative Communities NZ (Waikato District), Raglan Club and Raglan Community Radio; the filmmakers for sharing their talents and the Raglan community for supporting this year’s festival.