Adam D. Kamil Gallery

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, the Kamil family established the Adam Douglas Kamil Media Awards. In January 2014, the Kamil Family endowed the award and in recognition of this contribution, the department renamed 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 D. Kamil Media Awards.

Visual Arts majors and minors at the junior or senior level are eligible to submit a proposal to show in the Kamil Gallery for one week during the academic school year. Shows may be solo or group exhibitions. Students sign up on a first-come first-served basis. Students must submit in a one page typed proposal to sign up: nlesley@ucsd.edu

Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture

The Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture was established to inspire undergraduate students and to provide insight into the career of an established artist working in media production.

4th Annual Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture

Director: The Infiltrators, Sleep Dealer

3rd Annual Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture

Director: Time, America, Alone

2nd Annual Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture

Editor: Black Panther, Creed, Fruitvale Station

1st Annual Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture

Cinematographer: Solo: A Star Wars Story, Arrival, Selma

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Photos of the 2019 Kamil Awards by Patrick Hennessey

Adam D. Kamil Media Awards

The Adam D. 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. The awards consist of a grand prize of $2,000 and two finalist prizes of $1,000 each. For the 10th annual award, in 2020, the Department created a new prize, named for long-time faculty member Babette Mangolte, specifically for quality work with 16mm film. The Babette Mangolte Prize for Excellence with 16mm also includes a $1,000 prize.


Submission Due Date: TBD, Spring 2023

2022 Application Form PDF

2022 Application Form DOCX

“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.