The nominated short films An Upside Down World and Winter Storm were screened at the awards night.
The nominated feature film Green Fire Islands played at separate screening.
2009 RAFFA recipients
Best historic drama film
Maryann Tuao for Upside Down World
Best creative arts film
Elsa Lye for Winter Storm
Best Maori creative film
Tapsell Enoka and Nane McLean for with Mutu Ora
Best musical feature film
Bronwen Christianos for Green Fire Islands