11th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awards

Virtual Awards Ceremony: May 21, 2021, 6:00 p.m. PDT

YouTube Livestream: https://youtu.be/sd7VPjGYJV8

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. 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 has established the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards. The awards consist of a grand prize of $2,000 and two finalist prizes of $1,000 each.

“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.

Winner of the 11th Annual Adam D. Kamil Awards

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Atropa Belladonna, aka, NightShade, is a short horror story about a young gardener living in isolation. One quiet evening she eats the fruit off one of her plants. She soon spirals down the dark path of temptation–seduced by the night shade.

Inspired by the German Expressionist movement, this short allegory explores my emotional experience of living through the pandemic. The experience of being stuck in the same place–avoiding idle hands and the pull of the devil’s playground.Through NightShade, I explore my looming fears of climate change, obsession, addiction, and isolation. Thus, NighShade serves as my cathartic release.

Runners Up

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Honorable Mentions

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2021 Submissions

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The Haunted Chair & Narrative

by Adam D. Kamil

2021 Kamil Awards Trailers