Closing Night
The GIFF Closing Night party was held on March 27th in the historic Kress building in downtown Tampa.  The uninhabited building went through many renovations before the big night including complete stages, furniture, décor and lighting – all thanks to our amazing vendors and volunteers.  Despite the lack of electricity and water, we made it work!  The amazing team at MMD Events created performance cubes for the Le Teaze dancers and burlesque performers – as well as the complete new bar in the center of the crowd!

Performers entertained inside and out, featuring a fire-breathing stilt walker, contortionist, several flash mob performances and live bands.  The life of the party was all thanks to our beverage sponsors at Stella Artois, Red Bull, Ciroc Vodka, and Connelly Cocktails! uDream Events Professional Bartenders mixed drinks for over 700 guests while DJ Fresh performed for the crowd, getting everyone in the mood the dance.

‘Congrats to Tom Berenger for receiving the Career Achievement Award and a big thanks to all of our guests for coming out to support the Film Festival. To our devoted volunteers—we love you!’  – Elan Event Studio

Planner: Elan Event Studio
Décor/Lighting: MMD Events
Art: Dawn Hunt
Linens: Connie Duglin Linens
Chairs/Cocktail Tables: Signature Event Rentals
Bartenders: uDream Events
Catering: Taco Bus, Good Food Catering
Atmosphere Entertainment: Jumpin Bumpin
Burlesque Dancers: Le Teaze
Catering Desserts: Micro Sweets
Beverages: Ciroc Vodka, Red Bull, Stella Artois, Jana Water
DJ: DJ Fresh
Video: CineZen USA
Official Photography: K&K Photography
Hair/Makeup: Athenia Montague
Corsets: Russian Roulette
Restroom: Royal Restrooms