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Fall Window Winners and Wildcards are now listed here. Fall Winners and Wildcard Nominees (close to winning) qualify for our May 1-2, 2021 'Best of the Cold' Gala Weekend event with Select Screenings, Red Carpet, Interviews, etc. Scroll down to our Gala Agenda

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Freddy Moyano

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President / Pre-selections / Public Relations / Marketing / MLC Gala Host

Experienced multi-award winning artist (imdb.me/freddymoyano) who calls Wisconsin his home for over two decades. Renowned voice over published author/editor, motion picture producer and videographer --the latter focused in wildlife documentary productions. Full time entrepreneur since 2016, running MLC Productions (video production), which is part of Moyano Lingua Consulting and Productions, LLC a global English / Spanish consulting firm also managed by Freddy, offering translation, text localization, audiobook production, audio mastering and VO recording.

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Senior Panelist / Coordinator

Steve has many years of experience acting on stage, running theater productions, training, mentoring and coaching many. Based in the Central Wisconsin area, he loves traveling & anything Disney-related :)

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Ann Myrna

Senior Panelist

Ann Myrna has years of acting experience in the Chicago area, working in TV, film, commercials, industrial and web projects, as well as theater. She began acting in high school, spent the majority of her career in Information Technology, and has returned to acting to get more creativity back into her life. She'd love to hear more about your next project!

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Patrick Nicopolis

Senior Panelist

Patrick Nicopolis is an actor, producer and artist based in Ohio with years of experience in the industry (Ausar Films). He has a great vision to spot talent and quality productions. His warm demeanor, always willing to help, added to his passion for special effects, make him a great asset to the team.

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Lazaro Magdariaga

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Lazaro Magdariaga (Illinois, USA) brings to our MLC table amazing traveling knowledge and latino flavor. His videography skills are top notch, focusing on music videos fused with culture and diversity. He is passionate about Cuba, esa buena comida, Colombia (esas papitas con chicharrón on occassion), Puerto Rico, Colorado, buena compañía, sports and hanging out with his buena gente wherever he goes. His energy is huge for our team!

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LaTrena Mitchell

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Raised in Marvell, Arkansas, a town in the Mississippi Delta Region, LaTrena attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. There she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Masters of Education in Learning Systems Technology. LaTrena has shown great skill and technique in creating engaging dialogues in her work, such as The Eyes of Perfection. Reading her books is like watching a thriller movie and being part of the scene. She is also a script writer for shorts. LaTrena is a great asset to have in our team of MLC panelists.

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Best of the Cold Gala

Weekend

Agenda

MAY 1 - 2, 2021

Freddy Moyano
Gala Host

5:00

Food and drinks menu ordering at the Center Cinema Restaurant, Red Carpet & Networking in Room 1.  Opening Speech and One Hour Music Concert by Scarlet Curve in Room 2

MAY 2, 2021 @

STARLITE 14

DRIVE IN

Richland Center, WI

Awards right at 5:00 pm followed by Red Carpet photography and

onsite interviews. Shorts Block

starts at 6:00 pm

Room 1: MLC Screenings

6:30

Shorts Block A:

Six shorts from our Fall

Window

Room 2: Scene Awards (our sister fest) ... screening of best scenes with live audience voting

Shorts Block B:

Six shorts from our Winter Window

8:30

FAQ of Audience with On Site Filmmakers

10:40

End of the Day

Get 10% off your stay at the Starlite Motel, a 3 minute drive from our Gala venue.

Phone reservations as of April 20201 only (book now pay later) 

608-647-6158

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Gala Pricing and Etiquette

Our Gala Prices typically (they will be updated in April 2021) are for the drive-in venue $45/carload for the first row (VIP row) and $25/carload for the remaining rows. Every row holds 30 vehicles. Tickets will be sold until gone (no RSVP) on the day of the event at Center Cinema and Starlite 14 Drive-In, on a first come first pick basis. Prices for Center Cinema (May 1 session) will also be updated as of April 2021. Two rooms will play one feature film each simultaneously. Each room fits 125 people.

We will have a banner in the red carpet area for photos in both venues. Our trophy will be available for photography-posing only (then online for ordering if you wish to). 

There will be concessions available for purchase at the Starlite 14 venue and an on site restaurant to order foot at Center Cinema. We will also have in place hand sanitizer. Please keep as much social distancing as possible. If you gather in groups outside your vehicle, please wear a mask. We will not provide masks. 

Please arrive as much ahead of time as possible. Our galas start at 5:00 pm or so Chicago time. We hope to see a lot of you at the event!

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Center Cinema

192 S Central Ave

Richland Center, WI 53581

Starlite 14

U.S. Highway 14 East

Richland Center, WI 53581

Our Best of the Cold May 2021 Gala will take place at the Center Cinema and at the Starlite 14 facilities in Richland Center, Wisconsin, birth town of Frank Lloyd Wright. 

 

Conveniently accessible from Minnesota, Madison, Milwaukee, Northern Illinois... Starlite 14 has a 250 car capacity and is equipped with a music stage.

 

These are some of the reasons why they are our preferred venue partners.

Most importantly, this drive-in screening method is safer than indoor theaters in these uncertain health crisis times.

We will also have a professional photographer on site to make sure you walk away with a memorable keepsake at an affordable price.

We are working on hiring a music band to perform on May 1 at the indoor theater.

 

We host 2 drive-in Galas yearly. Next ones are in May 2021  and in September 2021. Our Best of the Cold May Gala will award global winners out of our Fall+Winter Windows. Our September 'Best of the Warm' 2021 Gala will do the same with Spring+Summer entrants who won in their windows.

Scarlet Curve will return to open for us with 1 hour filled with music and red carpet excitement before screenings begin on May 1.

 

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