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David Maquiling, B.F.A.

Academic and Artistic Director, SCA Summer Program

A magna cum laude graduate of New York University’s Tisch  School of the Arts, David Maquiling was recently appointed the Academic and Artistic Director of the SCA Summer Program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he oversees more than 30 classes exploring all aspects of the art, craft, and business of film and television creation.  He is also a faculty member at SCA, where he is the Lead Faculty for USC’s SCA NAI Filmmaking Workshop for underrepresented high school students, is the Co-Founder and Lead Faculty of the USC Warner Bros. Filmmaking Workshop, and is the Co-Creator of the USC Afghanistan Narrative Workshop in Dubai.  He has also taught graduate and undergraduate directing courses at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television and at the City University of New York’s Hunter College.

As a filmmaker, David made his feature film debut as the Writer/Director of Too Much Sleep, for which he won an Independent Spirit Award nomination, was featured in Variety’s annual “Someone to Watch” article, and earned the IFP Project Involve Fellowship.  A modern adaptation of a classic Filipino folk story, Too Much Sleep had its World Premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival, screened at more than 25 international festivals, and earned rave reviews when it was distributed by The Shooting Gallery.

David was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach film in the Philippines, is the Co-Founder of the NewFilmmakers screening series at the Anthology Film Archives in NY, was the Festival Co-Director of the 25th Annual New York Asian International Film Festival, and served as the Head of the Feature Jury for the 22nd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film  Festival.  He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, where he serves on the Asian American Committee.