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Come join us for the 29th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) Launch Party.

We’re kicking off our annual festival at The Vault, in downtown Tampa, with a dazzling evening of friends, cocktails, and more.  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 CW's Gin Joint under direction of Chef Gui, (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, film previews, spend time with friends, and more.

Don't miss this special evening as we kick off the 29th year of Tampa's longest running film festival.


Thursday, September 13th, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at The Vault, located downtown Tampa’s Franklin St.

Tickets on sale beginning 06/01/2018 — $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 our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Executive Producers:

Thom Isbon
Phil Dinkins & Ed Lally


Josh Baker & Terry Council
Chuck Cave & Jeff Hartley
Donald Ebbert
David Ezell & David Fitzgerald
Jason Fields & Channing Floyd

Ken Hardin & Armando Maiquez
Mark Puskarich & John Tonnison
Rob Akins & Tony Tarosky
Ed Gunning & Patrick Kenny
David Schintzius & Geoff Guidera


Larry Biddle & David Warner
Karen Goforth & Karen Garcia
Annie Hiotis & Connie Lancaster
Mikio Kato
Amy Mandel


Kevin Beckner
Gil Sainz

Thank you to our TIGLFF Launch Party Committee:

Ed Lally, Chair,
Rob Akins, Co-chair,


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