RAFFA 2015

Winners of the 2014 RAFFA awards
Winners of the 2014 RAFFA awards

The Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards (RAFFA) celebrate the achievements of local Raglan Whaingaroa film-makers and actors. Films are awarded in various categories, as well as the overall RAFFA Creative Force Award.

The 2015 RAFFA (Raglan Arts Film Festival Award) awards ceremony will be held on 19th September at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre.

RAFFA Screenings

Saturday 12 September, 3pm


A documented live performance from Whaingaroa Youth Movement about pirates, mermaids and fairies. Entry by koha.

Sunday 13 September, 10am-2pm

Free screenings in the Theatre Room during the Creative Market.

Wednesday 16 September

7.30pm: Maui Dolphin Day, Raglan Remembers WWI, C’bon Collection, Neighbourhood – “Raglan”

9pm: Avalanche City – “Inside Out”, Kühl, The Ultimate Waterman.

Entry by koha for all Wednesday sessions.

2015 RAFFA Entrants

Avalanche City – “Inside Out”

4:38 mins, music video
Director: Dave Murray

With Avalanche City’s No.1 single as the soundtrack, the “Inside Out” video takes a one-shot wander down a path and into the ocean.


5:38 mins, short documentary
David Herrera

“One Kühl Day in Raglan.” A day in the life of Raglan, looking at Raglan Backpackers, surfing, the supermarket and coffee.

Maui Dolphin Day Raglan 2015

4:29 mins, short documentary
Ryan Sykes

A look at the Maui Dolphin Day, in support of the world’s rarest dolphin. Features Green MP Gareth Hughes.

Message to the Minister

5:41 mins, short documentary
Ryan Sykes

Made as part of Maui Dolphin Day, a message from the Raglan community to the Minister of Conservation Hon. Maggie Barry, urging the immediate need for actions to save the Maui’s dolphins from extinction.


Neighbourhood – “Raglan”

23:05 mins, documentary
Samantha Blackley

As part of TV One’s Neighbourhood series, Masterchef winner Aaron Brunet introduces the diverse and colourful community who call Raglan home.


Watch the episode at TVNZ On Demand.

Raglan Remembers

Short documentary
Mike O’Neill

Producers Ken Soanes and Mike O’Neill interview Raglan locals about their relatives’ involvement in World War I. This short but highly informative documentary about Raglan’s war-time history commemorates the centenary of World War I. This film was previously part of a special display at the Raglan Museum.


Short documentary
Patti Mitchley

“Nevereverland is reached by paper boat with just a pinch of faith, trust and faerie dust. It is home to the lost boys, pirates, mermaids, haiyawatha, faeries, and mechanimals. Here the passage of time is ambiguous. You may remember that you never wanted to grow up at all and forget all together, that time has caught up on you.”

Ross & Beth

15 mins, short drama
Hamish Bennett

“A drama about a rough-as-guts 70-year-old farmer who is forced to cope with the sudden death of his wife, and a teenage boy who becomes his unlikely saviour.”


Albert Ross – “Saint Jude”

5:15 mins, music video
Albert Ross

To the music of his song “Saint Jude”, British musician Albert Ross goes in search of the perfect surprise for the subject of his song. Produced with the help of many friendly Raglan locals.

Save Maui Dolphin Today

Music video
Aaron Moar

Musician Tiki Taane teams up with kids from Raglan Area School to help save the endangered Maui Dolphin.

The Ultimate Waterman

48 mins, documentary
Andy Salek

“A documentary that showcases the beauty of New Zealand’s landscape, our culture and excitement of our adventure activities. The 48-minute documentary is about New Zealand’s very own international surf event The Ultimate Waterman – won by Raglan surfer, Daniel Kereopa. It took place over eight days throughout New Zealand in March 2015.”


Short documentary
Komako Silver

A captivating documentary about the journey of a taonga from Aotearoa, and its final repatriation after years abroad. This story is both fascinating and deeply relevant to understanding the past and present realities in New Zealand.


Director: Lucretia Perkins

Whenua is about the connection between the people and the land, in the context of an informal gathering.


9 mins, documentary
Director: Aaron Moar

Footage from a fashion event at Cbarn, highlighting the elegant 2015 collection from Raglan fashion designer and artist Jean Carbon.