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8th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awards


Friday, 18 May, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

The Kamil family, Department of Visual Arts, and Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego invite you to the 8th Annual Adam Douglas Kamil Media Awards Reception. Please join us for an evening of film and creativity to honor the memory of Adam Douglas Kamil and showcase the talent of undergraduate UC San Diego students.

The Adam Douglas Kamil Media Awards were developed to help UC San Diego undergraduates polish their skills in film production and to help them realize their creative potential in this field. Adam was a UC San Diego, Visual Arts Media major with a passion for the power of media to connect people. To honor the memory of their son, who passed away in December 2009, the Kamil family has established the Adam Douglas Kamil Media Awards. The award consists of a grand prize of $2000 and two finalist prizes of $1000 each.
All media submissions will be displayed during the week in the Adam D. Kamil Gallery within the Visual Arts Department. The gallery show will culminate with a recognition ceremony and reception. Winners will be announced at this time and will include a screening of the selected project.


16 - 18 May, 2018, 12-4 p.m.
Adam. D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego
Free and Open to the Public

“We hope that through this award, Adam’s creative spirit will inspire others to develop their talents and to grow as sympathetic and sensitive individuals,” stated Elaine Kamil.

Undergraduate students from all majors submit their films to be evaluated by a committee of visual arts faculty and graduate students. In January 2014, the Kamil Family endowed the award and in recognition of this contribution, the department has named the Mandeville Annex Gallery as the Adam D. Kamil Gallery. This gallery is a site for undergraduate art shows and hosts the annual reception and exhibition for students that participate in the Adam Douglas Kamil Media Award.

  • Grand Prize- $2,000 total
    Lone Pair Prelude - Ryan Bradford & Emily Butler
  • Runner Up 1- $1,000 total
    CASE 0000 - Claudius Ansah & Cristina Damse
  • Runner Up 2- $1,000 total
    The Sisters - Boyang Xu & Lan Yao

Grand Prize Trailer: Lone Pair Prelude

Runner Up Trailer: CASE 000

Runner Up Trailer: The Sisters


2018 Entries:

2 Pieces - Ethan Ma
The Artist: Watched - Kelly "Francesca" Moore
Bharathanatyam: A Culture, A Tradition, An Identity - Janani Hariharan & Jun Hyung Park
CASE 0000 - Claudius Ansah & Cristina Damse
Concern - David O'Neill
Femme Fatale - Shayne Cole, Karina Melchor, & Paola Rosas
Greek Dreams - Michael Fee & Clara Shuler
Half - Kenji Bennett
Hurricane - Jialiman Sun
Imagination at Play - Micky Kowalczyk
Impacts of the Border: Air Quality, Health, & Environmental Injustice in San Diego, CA - Anika Ullah & Javier Martinez
Innocuous - Trae Whyte (Dalas O'Donnell)
A Land of Living Rebellion - Alan Luna, Edward Muallem, & Yaniv Shemesh
Legally Blind - Jimmy Cong
Lionheart - Ashley Schuurman
Listen to Me, Do As I Say - Michael Endow
Lone Pair Prelude - Ryan Bradford & Emily Butler
The Most Precious - Dachan Min
Oraciόn a Difunta Correa - Jacquelene Cristina Verna
Photographs - Wendy Rodriguez
The Prologue - Nolan Valerio
The Sisters - Boyang Xu & Lan Yao
Survivors - Douglas Jung
Warriors of God - Justin McHugh


Event photos by Nick Lesley: