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Frank J. Avella is the recipient of a 2019 International Writers Retreat Residency at Arte Studio Ginestrelle (Assisi, Italy) and a 2018 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship.
VATICAN FALLS, his play about the Catholic sex abuse scandal, is a 2021 semifinalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.
LURED, a play about the Russia persecution of gays, was a 2018 O’Neill semifinalist and had its world premiere at Theater for the New City in 2018. The play was featured in the OnStage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy in 2019 and selected for the 2021 Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival. Frank was awarded a 2018 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Grant for LURED. Luredtheplay.com.
Frank received a 2015 NJ State Arts Council Fellowship Award for his play, CONSENT (a 2019 O’Neill semifinalist) as well as a 2016 Helene Wurlitzer Residency Grant & Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Playwright Award.
Produced work includes CATAMITUS (2019 Best Play, Five & Dime Drama Collective) THE DEAD BOY, GREENER, THE BUBBLE, IRIS, LEXY, MICHAEL’S #1 FAN, 3 CAINS, UNHINGING and GODFORSAKEN. Other plays: ORVILLE STATION, FOR MAMMA, NEMESIS, MAD, LESS THAN 2 DEGREES.
The CONSENT screenplay won the Best Feature Screenplay at the 2021 Oz Indie Film Festival (Australia), the Best Screenplay Award at the 2020 Austria International Film Festival, the Best LGBT Screenplay Award at the 2020 New Renaissance Film Festival (Amsterdam) and the Best Drama Screenplay Award at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival and has, to date, been a Finalist or Selected for 25 other Festivals/Contests, in nine different countries
The LURED screen adaptation is a winner, finalist or has been selected for 20 separate Festivals/Awards in eight countries. SCREW THE COW is a winner/finalist in 11 different Festivals/Competitions. FIG JAM is a winner/finalist for 17 awards/festivals. MULTITASKING and FIG DUDE are also winners/finalists for Festivals.
Frank is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
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  • Writer (9 Credits)
    Consent
    Screenplay
    Fig Dude
    Short Script
    Fig Jam
    Short Script
    Lockdown 2021
    Stage Play
    Lured
    Screenplay
    Lured (with Treatment)
    Screenplay
    Multitasking
    Short Script
    Screw The Cow
    Screenplay
    Vatican Falls Stage Play
    Stage Play
WINNER Best Screenplay
Consent
Austria International Film Festival, 2020
2020
WINNER: Best LGBT Screenplay
Consent
New Renaissance Film Festival 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2020
Semifinalist
Consent
24th Annual Fade-In Drama Competition 2020
2020
Winner, Best Unproduced Script
Fig Jam
Marino Short Film Festival, 2020
Italy
2020
Nominee, Best Feature Script
Consent
Paris Play Film Festival 2019
Paris, France
2019
Winner: Best LGBTQ Feature
Lured
Silicon Beach Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Lured
Malta Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection
Lured
Golden Jury Film Festival, 2020
Nominee
Lured
kalakari film fest, 2021
Official Selection
Lured
Amsterdam World International Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Lured
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Lured
LA LIVE Film Festival, 2020
Semifinalist
Lured
Cyrus International Monthly Festival of Toronto, 2020
Official Selection
Lured
Indo American International Festival of World Cinema (Mumbai), 2020
Official Selection
Lured
Rome Independent Prisma Awards, 2020
Finalist
Lured
Beyond the Curve Film Festival (Paris, France), 2020
Finalist
Lured
QueerWrites, 2020
Nominee/Finalist, Best Queer Screenplay
Lured
Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival, 2020
Finalist
Lured
London International Screenwriting Competition, 2020
Semifinalist
Lured
24th Annual Fade-In Awards (Thriller category), 2020
Winner, Gold Scriptwriting Award
Lured
Depth of Field International Film Festival, 2020
Finalist
Lured
New Renaissance Film Festival, 2021
Amsterdam
Official Selection
Lured
Rome Film Awards, 2021
WINNER, Gold Scriptwriting Award
Lured
LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection
Fig Jam
Phoenix International Genre Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection
Fig Jam
Sydney Indie Short Festival, 2021
Australia
Official Selection
Fig Jam
Houston Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection
Fig Jam
Austin Comedy Film Festival, 2021
Semi-Finalist
Fig Jam
Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Screenplay Competition, 2021
Official Selection
Fig Jam
Cyrus Monthly Short Festival of Toronto, 2020
Finalist
Fig Jam
Rome Independent Prisma Awards, 2020
Semi-Finalist
Fig Jam
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition, 2020
Finalist
Fig Jam
New York Movie Awards, 2020
Finalist
Fig Jam
Hollywood Gold Awards, 2020
Finalist
Fig Jam
Venice Film Awards, 2020
Semifinalist
Fig Jam
Phoenix International Short Film Festival, 2020
Semifinalist
Fig Jam
Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards, 2020
Semifinalist
Fig Jam
Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards (Los Angeles), 2020
Finalist
Fig Jam
Madras Independent Film Festival, 2020
Quarterfinalist
Fig Jam
Page Turner Screenplays Genre Competition (Short Comedy), 2020
Finalist
Fig Jam
Lit Laughs International Comedy Festival (England), 2020
Finalist/Nominee, Best Screenplay
Fig Jam
Festigious Los Angeles Monthly Competition, 2021
Official Selection
Lured
White Nights Film Festival (Russia), 2021
Semi-Finalist
Vatican Falls Stage Play
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2021
Semi-Finalist
Multitasking
Nevada City Film Festival, 2020
Finalist/Nominee, Best Dark Drama Screenplay
Multitasking
Oregon Short Film Festival, 2021
Winner, Best Unreleased Script
Multitasking
Festival de Largos y Cortos de Santiago, 2021
Official Selection
Screw The Cow
Austin After Dark Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection
Screw The Cow
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Screw The Cow
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Screw The Cow
SoCal Film Awards, 2020
Semifinalist (Top 15)
Screw The Cow
Page Turner Screenplays Genre Competition, 2020
Finalist
Screw The Cow
European Cinematography Awards (ECA), 2020
Finalist/Nominee, Best Comedy Screenplay
Screw The Cow
Georgia Shorts Film Festival, 2020
Finalist, Best Dark Comedy Screenplay
Screw The Cow
Portland Comedy Film Festival, 2020
Finalist, Best Dark Comedy Screenplay
Screw The Cow
Austin Comedy Film Festival, 2020
Finalist, Best Dark Comedy Screenplay
Screw The Cow
Houston Comedy Film Festival, 2020
WINNER, Best Comedy Screenplay
Screw The Cow
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Consent
Madrid Art Film Festival, 2021
Quarter-finalist
Consent
Page Turner Screenplay Competition, 2021
Official Selection
Consent
Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection
Consent
Golden State Film Festival (Los Angeles), 2021
Official Selection
Consent
North Europe International Film Festival - London Edition, 2021
Official Selection
Consent
Catharsis International Film Festival (Belgium), 2021
Official Selection
Consent
Indo American International Festival of World Cinema, 2020
Official Selection
Consent
Long Story Shorts International Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Consent
Rome Independent Prisma Awards, 2020
Semi-Finalist
Consent
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival, 2020
Finalist
Consent
Flight Deck Film Festival, 2020
Quarter-finalist
Consent
Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition, 2021
Quarter-Finalist
Consent
London International Screenwriting Competition, 2021
Finalist
Consent
Beyond the Curve Film Festival (Paris, France), 2020
Finalist
Consent
Twister Alley Film Festival, 2021
OK
Quarter-Finalist
Consent
WriteMovies Fall 2020 Screenwriting Contest, 2020
Finalist
Consent
Best Script Award, 2020
Finalist
Consent
Courage Film Festival, 2020
Nominee
Consent
Love Wins Film Festival (NYC), 2020
Finalist
Consent
Peachtree Village International Film Festival, 2020
Semifinaist
Consent
Austin Revolution Film Festival, 2020
Austin, TX
Finalist (Top 3)
Consent
Page Turner Screenplays Genre Competition, 2020
Quarterfinalist
Consent
Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest 2019
Honorable Mention
Consent
88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition 2019
Best Feature Script (Honorable Mention)
Consent
Venice Film Awards, 2020
Venice, Italy
Finalist
Fig Dude
New Wave International Short Festival (Munich), 2021
Nominee, Best Screenplay
Consent
Independent Film Awards, London, 2021
London, UK
Official Selection
Fig Dude
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, 2020
WINNER, Best Drama Screenplay
Consent
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Fig Dude
Paris International Short Festival, 2021
Official Selection
Fig Dude
Voices Rising Film Festival, 2021
WINNER: Best Feature Screenplay
Consent
Oz Indie Film Festival, 2021
Melbourne, Australia
Birth Date
April 7
Ethnicity
Italian-American
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