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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.
LURED, his 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. LURED took part in Dream Up Festival in 2016 and the William Inge Theater Festival in 2017. 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: VATICAN FALLS, ORVILLE STATION, FOR MAMMA, NEMESIS, MAD, LESS THAN 2 DEGREES and most recently, LOCKDOWN 2020.
The CONSENT screen adaptation won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2020 Austria International Film Festival and the Best LGBT Screenplay Award at the 2020 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam. The script took 2nd place (Honorable Mention) at the 2020 Venice Film Awards (Venice, Italy) and was a finalist for the 2020 Peachtree Village International Film Festival, the 2020 Page Turner Screenplay Genre Competition (Second Place), the 2020 Courage Film Festival (Berlin, Germany), the 2020 Beyond the Curve International Film Festival (Paris, France) and the 2020 Flight Deck Film Festival (NYC). The script was a quarterfinalist for the 2019 Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest, received Honorable Mention in the Movie Script category for the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition (2019), and was nominated for Best Feature Script in the 8th Edition of the Paris Play Film Festival (2020). CONSENT was a semifinalist for the 2020 Austin Revolution Film Festival, the 2020 Hollywood International Golden Age Festival and the 2020 Fade-In Awards (Drama category) and has been selected for the 2020 Rome Independent Prisma Awards, the 2020 Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival (Drama), the 2020 Long Story Shorts International Film Festival (Romania), the 2020 Indo American International Festival of World Cinema (Mumbai) and the 2020 Love Wins Film Festival.
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The LURED screen adaptation won the Best LGBTQ Feature Screenplay Award in the 2020 Silicon Beach Film Festival and is a finalist (and Special Mention) for the 2020 London International Screenwriting Competition and the 2020 Beyond the Curve International Film Festival (Paris, France) as well as a semifinalist for the 2020 Fade-In Awards (Thriller category) and the 2020 Cyrus International Monthly Festival of Toronto. The screenplay was selected for the 2021 LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival, the 2020 LA LIVE Film Festival, the 2020 Indo American International Festival of World Cinema (Mumbai), the 2020 Rome Independent Prisma Awards, and the 2020 Hollywood International Golden Age Festival.
His screenplay, SCREW THE COW, was a 2020 Best Screenplay Finalist/Nominee in the Best Dark Comedy Screenplay category for the Houston Comedy Film Festival, the Austin Comedy Film Festival, the Portland Comedy Film Festival and the European Cinematography Awards (ECA) and is a nominee (one of three) for Best Comedy Screenplay for the 2020 Georgia Shorts Film Festival a as well as a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 Page Turner Screenplay Genre Competition (top 15 scripts). The script was also selected for the 2020 SoCal Film Awards, the 2020 Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival and the 2020 Atlanta Comedy Festival.
Frank’s screenplay short, MULTITASKING, is a semifinalist for the 2020 Nevada City Film Festival.
Frank is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
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  • Writer (8 Credits)
    Consent
    Screenplay
    Fig Dude
    Short Script
    Fig Jam
    Short Script
    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
Semifinalist
Lured
24th Annual Fade-In Awards (Thriller category), 2020
Official Selection
Lured
Amsterdam World International Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Lured
Depth of Field 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
Nominee
Lured
kalakari film fest, 2021
WINNER, Gold Scriptwriting Award
Lured
LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival, 2021
Winner: Best LGBTQ Feature
Lured
Silicon Beach Film Festival, 2020
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
Finalist
Fig Jam
Lit Laughs International Comedy Festival (England), 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
Official Selection
Lured
Golden Jury Film Festival, 2020
Semi-Finalist
Vatican Falls Stage Play
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2021
Semi-Finalist
Multitasking
Nevada City Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection
Multitasking
Oregon Short 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
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
Semifinalist
Consent
Flight Deck Film Festival, 2020
Finalist
Consent
Beyond the Curve Film Festival (Paris, France), 2020
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
Official Selection
Lured
Malta Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection
Lured
Rome Film Awards, 2021
WINNER, Best Drama Screenplay
Consent
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, 2020
Finalist
Fig Dude
New Wave International Short Festival (Munich), 2021
Official Selection
Fig Dude
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, 2020
Birth Date
April 7
Ethnicity
Italian-American
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