GSFF Screenplay Competition FREE Reading | Garden State Film Festival

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.







WELCOME TO CAMELOT by Rachel Goldberg

Rachel Goldberg’s screenplay will be presented as a FREE stage reading at NOON on Saturday April 2, 2016 in the Ballroom at Resorts Hotel and Casino on the dining level (2nd FL)..  We all look forward to “experiencing” WELCOME TO CAMELOT as it comes to life at this year’s festival.  Congratulations, Rachel!

This event is FREE but due to space limitation please get a ticket by clicking the icon below to save your seat:

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This year’s winning screenplay, Welcome to Camelot by Rachel Goldberg tells the story of a young girl whoescapes abuse by creating a world of fantasy. But in the real world even fantasy has its limits.



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Rachel Goldberg is an award-winning writer/director whose most recent film, MUTED, sold to HBO.  She was selected to participate in the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program, the WeforShe DirectHer program and Film Independent’s Project: Involve. Her work has screened at numerous festivals around the world and she has won close to 20 awards for her work.

As a participant in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, Rachel created the short film, NEIGHBORS which was developed into the feature screenplay, TRANSFORMATION AWAITS. This script won a Grand Prize in Screenwriting at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and was supported by the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab and Sundance Women’s Financing Initiative. It sold to Triangle Road Entertainment with Rachel attached to direct.

Rachel is thrilled that her most recent screenplay, WELCOME TO CAMELOT, has been awarded Best Screenplay by the Garden State Film Festival. Rachel mentored a film created by at-risk youth many years ago titled, MAN, WHERE’S MY SHOE?, that won the Broader Vision Award from the Garden State Film Festival so she is thrilled to return with this screenplay. WELCOME TO CAMELOT also won First Place for Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Rachel serves on the Board of the Alliance of Women Directors and the Unusual Suspects Theater Company.

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.

To submit for 2017 please follow this link: