Show your support for the Garden State Film Festival
and cast your vote for us in this year's Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards

GSFF Screenplay Competition FREE Reading












The Garden State Film Festival – Donna Lisa Rothstein Screenplay Competition was instituted to recognize the importance of the writer as the foundation for a really great film. Coordinated by our friends at the New Jersey Screenwriter’s Network, our goal is to shine a spotlight on this year’s winning screenplay, host a live stage reading by professional actors.


DUMMY by RJ Lewis and Pamela Wess!

Please join us for the FREE live reading of this wonderful script

Saturday April 1, 2017 at noon

Resorts Hotel & Casino Green Room 13th Floor -Ocean Tower

Please get a free ticket here to insure your seat.


This years winning screenplay tells the  ups and downs of a young  woman who must rise to the challenge of becoming a caregiver to her Ventriloquist father with Alzheimers  as well as face her own insecurities and jealousy towards his wooden partner.  

This event is sponsored in part by:





The Garden State Screenwriting Competition is proud to announce a partnership with InkTip, where writers connect with industry professionals every day.

A prize package of one (1) InkTip Script Listing and one (1) InkTip Magazine listing for your grand prize winner of the Donna Rothstein Screenwriting Award and a prize package of one (1) InkTip Script Listing for your top five (5) finalists to assist in providing them exposure for their scripts. InkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.


THANK YOU to the New Jersey Screenwriters Network who share their time and talents with us each year to make this competition a reality!!