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2019 Festival Launch Party


We’re kicking off the 30th annual festival at the historic Rialto Theatre in north downtown Tampa’s Heights District with a dazzling evening of friends, cocktails, and music.  Be among the first to pick up your program and see trailers for this year’s film festival.  So that you’re ready for opening night, you will be able to purchase or pick-up your previously purchased Crown Circle or Simply Fabulous Passes.

Enjoy delicious bites by SaltBlock Hospitality, (1) one complimentary drink with your ticket purchase, a cash bar where you can purchase a specialty drink made for the evening, or other drinks that suit your fancy, see film previews, spend time with friends, and more.  We’ll have DJ Hural Knight (The Castle, Caledonia Brewing and Mermaid Tavern) playing some awesome tunes as we celebrate the start of the festival.  Also, we’ll have some great items for raffle.

Don’t miss this special evening as we kick off the 30th year of Tampa’s longest running film festival.



Thursday, September 12th, 2019, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at Rialto Theatre, located in north downtown Tampa at 1617 N. Franklin St.

Tickets on sale beginning 06/28/2019 — $45 in advance, $55 at the door 
(Tickets include – (1) free beverage, reduced price specialty drink, followed by cash bar)

** Purchase your tickets by September, 1st and be entered to win 2 Crown Circle Passes.

** If you win, and have already purchased your Crown Circle Passes, you are still eligible to win and you may give them away, or request a refund for your previous purchase. **



A Special Thank You to all our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Executive Producers:

Phil Dinkins & Ed Lally
Jason Fields Fields & Channing Floyd
Terry Council & Josh Baker

Ken Hardin & Armando Maiquez
Dr. Elise Zahn & Dr. Dene` Williamson
Mikio Kato & Jay Arnold
Mark Puskarich & John Tonnison
Amy Mandel
Rob Akins & Tony Tarosky
Ed Gunning & Patrick Kenny
Donald Ebbert
John Vandermolen & Larry Wood
Jeff Italiano & Dane Ryzner

David K. Johnson
Annie Hiotis & Connie Lancaster
Larry Biddle & David Warner
Karen Goforth & Karen Garcia
Kevin Beckner & Gil Sainz
Bryan Farris & Andy Johnson
David Ezell & David Fitzgerald

Santiago Echeverry
Mark O’Hara
Dr. Tom Dilling, MD
Brett Cobb/Compassionate Tampa Bay


Thank you to our TIGLFF Launch Party Committee:

Ed Lally, Chair, ed@tiglff.com
Rob Akins, Co-chair, rob@tiglff.com



Date: September 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $45
Venue: Rialto Theatre
Duration: 150 mins



Rialto Theatre
1617 N Franklin St
Tampa, Florida 33602 United States
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