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Fall Window selections will be announced on Facebook in late November. Nominees and Winners to be listed here as of mid December. Fall Winners and Wildcard Nominees (close to winning) will qualify for our May 2021 'Best of the Cold' Gala with Select Screenings 

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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

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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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Best of the Cold Gala Agenda

MAY 2021

Freddy Moyano
Gala Host

6:00

Opening Speech Winner Announcements

6:30

One-hour concert: Scarlet Curve 

Red Carpet Photo Event and Interviews typically happen during the concert

7:45

Shorts Block

10:40

Feature Film Block

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

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Gala Pricing and Etiquette

Our Gala Prices typically are $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 Starlite 14 Drive-In (May 2021 exact date to be revealed in the coming weeks...it will be on a Sunday, just like our past Sept 13, 2020 Gala), on a first come first pick basis.

We will have a banner in the red carpet area for photos. If it rains, we will move the gala to the Starlite indoor theater in downtown Richland Center, WI.

Our trophy will be available for photography-posing only (then online for ordering if you wish to). 

There will be concessions available for purchase and restrooms at the Starlite 14 venue. 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 6:00 pm Chicago time. We hope to see a lot of you at the event!

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Starlite 14

U.S. Highway 14 East

Richland Center, WI 53581

Our Best of the Cold May 2021 Gala will take place at the Starlite 14 facility 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. If it rains we will move inside, downtown Richland Center, at the theater owned by the same owners owning Starlite 14.

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 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.

We will include wildcard nominees in the 2 drive-in global Gala competitions (those who almost won), leaving 3 nominees per category for each Gala.

 

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