Screenplay Competition


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, and create an atmosphere conducive to industry professionals and investors attending and supporting this great script.

And the winner is……

RJ Lewis and Pamela Wess  for the screenplay….









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 Alzheimer’s  as well as face her own insecurities and jealousy towards his wooden partner.  


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.




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