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Burbank Film Festival 2016

The-Wave“THE WAVE”


The festival Opening Night Gala will be Hosted by Fritz Coleman, with opening remarks from Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes with a special award honoring director Garry Marshall and presented to the Marshall family. The “Garry Marshall Spirit Award” will be a continuing tribute to Garry’s life and legacy and will be presented to a different recipient every year.

Following the Opening Night Screening of “The Wave”, will be the Opening Night Reception at Hokkaido Seafood Restaurant.

Opening Night Gala tickets include the Opening Screening and Buffet Reception at Hokkaido and includes two drinks. Get your tickets to this special event here.

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