Birna Avila

Tabio, Cundinamarca, Colombia


I was born in Bogota - Colombia. I studied at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota; worked in advertisement most part of my life as a creative and copywriter. My focus started to change when I realize that my work as a writer was increasing, so I needed to prepare myself to be a more effective storyteller. That's how I began to learn how to write stories, novels, and screenplays. I loved the cinematic language and I wanted to improve the agency's stories, to produce better audio-visual material for clients. That's how I started to learn online whit In a parallel way, my husband and I decided to do something relevant for helping people and become ourselves in Family advisors in IRENE international. This context has been an important part of my structure as a writer due to it helps me to understand people and the complex game of surviving our minds. I went to the Oaxaca Filmfest in 2015 and 2016, I have the opportunity to study with Jacob Krueger. I did some seminars both in English and Spanish, and study to improve my screenwriting skills. The influence of having a storytellers family from the Caribbean coast in a Macondian world of Garcia Marquez is reflected in my work. I mix real facts with a kind of magical mystery that always has been part of who I am. Some of my works The lion by the Altar, 2015. Official selection Oaxaca Filmfest. Finalist Cannes screenplay contest - France. Los Angeles Cine Fest - Official selection Scriptapalooza - Official selection Matilde Oaxaca Filmfest 2016 Palma de Mallorca Official selection The Answer Official selection - Oaxaca Filmfest 2017