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

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.

RAFFAs reeling in local filmmakers

RAFFA winners from 2018 at the Red Carpet event

The Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards is celebrating 10 years this year of exceptional local filmmaking talent.

Nominations are now open to all ages – all you need is your imagination and a device for filming.

Old School Arts Centre manager Jacqueline Anderson says the RAFFAs were created to recognise the extraordinary talent of local actors, screenwriters, editors, producers and directors interested in making movies.

“It’s always a great pleasure for the RAFFA judges to view the films that are entered and we seem to have more entrants each year and the calibre of the films keeps improving.”

Up-and-coming talent can join the Raglan Filmmakers’ Club to learn new movie making skills, meeting the first and third Thursday of the month at the Old School Arts Centre from 6-7.30pm starting Thursday, July 4 – koha membership.

The club is open to all ages and abilities for people interested in all areas of filmmaking to share ideas, tools of the trade, provide feedback and collaborate on projects.

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 and prizes – including cash and vouchers – will be presented at a Red Carpet Awards night on Saturday, September 28 at the Raglan Town Hall.

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