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Meet the Judges! 2021 Screenplay Competition

25 Apr 2021 12:17 PM | Sophia Ciampaglia (Administrator)

WIFVNE announces our 2021 Short Screenplay Competition Judges! 


Denise Widman has written several feature length and short scripts which have placed in the Austin Film Festival’s Script Competition, NYC International Screenwriting Awards, Women in Film and Video New England Screenplay Competition(s), the Mystic Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and several others. She has served as board president of Boston Jewish Film (BJF) and has held other leadership roles within BJF. She also served on the board of Women in Film and Video New England and is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, Massachusetts Production Coalition, and Film Society of Lincoln Center. Denise has a background in marketing for entertainment and communications companies and is also involved as a volunteer or board member with several other non-profit organizations.

You can find her on Facebook and Instagram: @denwiddy 


Wendy Ewan is the Artistic Director of Scribe Stages, a site-specific “page to stage” theatre group founded in 2015. She is a writer, filmmaker, and instructor, and holds an MFA in Stage and Screen Writing from Lesley University. She is a 2020 Fusion Winner; Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regional and National Finalist; a Finalist for the Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice Program; and an ITVFEST Semi-Finalist. She has had several productions in Los Angeles and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico but calls Los Angeles home.


Jennifer Rapaport is a Boston-based screenwriter and an Affiliated Faculty Member at Emerson College, where she teaches screenwriting. She is the writer and co-producer of several short films including Soul Candy, which premiered at the Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles. Her scripts have advanced in competitions including the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Slamdance, Austin, and PAGE, and have been finalists in the LA Femme International Film Festival and the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, among others. Jennifer received an AB from Brown University and an MFA from the University of Florida.

Check out more information about the 2021 Screenplay Competition HERE

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