New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Camp Alum David Murillo Racks Up Awards

January 31, 2019

David Murillo, a 17-year-old filmmaker who attended the 6-Week Filmmaking camp at New York Film Academy (NYFA), has won more awards before his 18th birthday than most filmmakers do in their first decade of making movies. His independent short, Credit 1, has been crushing the festival circuit since its premiere.

Murillo originally hails from Chile and attended the 6-Week Filmmaking camp at NYFA’s New York campus in the summer of 2017. When he returned to Chile, he took the skills he learned at NYFA and wrote, directed, and edited Credit 1 with a very low budget.

David Murillo Credit 1
Since then, the film has been showcased at over 23 international film festivals (both for young and adult filmmakers) and has won four international awards, and has been a finalist and semifinalist in five festivals. Murillo is making his mark, having already been interviewed by several magazines and two newspapers.

“I just wanted to thank NYFA, because without them, none of this could have happened. My short film couldn’t have been made without the summer camp, that is why I thank the Academy in every interview I’ve had,” says Murillo.

Here are some of the accolades Murillo and Credit 1 has picked up to date:

  • D.C. Independent Film Festival (Awarded)
  • Ecozine Environmental Film Festival (Awarded)
  • Slum International Film Festival (Awarded)
  • Eugene International Film Festival (Awarded)
  • Scampia International Film Festival (Finalist)
  • Asa Humanitarian Film Festival (Semifinalist)
  • Newark IFF Youth Festival (Semifinalist)
  • Just Be You Film Festival (Semifinalist)
  • Caselle Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Ojo de Pescado (Official Selection)
  • International Nature Film Festival Godollo (Official Selection)
  • Sylhet International Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Super International Teenager Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • VIVA Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • The Lovett School Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Global Youth Film Festival Bangladesh (Official Selection)
  • INPUT Documentary Festival (Official Selection)
  • Josiah Media Festival (Official Selection)
  • Faith Family Academy Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • IndieCapitol Awards (Official Selection)
  • Anyang International Youth Film Festival (Official Selection)
  • Global Youth Film Festival Rangpur (Official Selection)
  • Gold Coast International Film Festival Young Filmmakers Program (Official Selection)

New York Film Academy congratulates 6-Week Filmmaking camp alum David Murillo on the success of Credit 1 and encourages everyone to check out the film today!