Cameron Nielsen

Cameron Nielsen

Class of 2022

Cameron Nielsen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based documentary filmmaker dedicated to telling stories that reimagine complex issues of our times. His film Rewilding Honeybees won Best Documentary Short at Sonoma International Film Festival and premiered at Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Cameron is currently in the documentary program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and freelancing as a video journalist for organizations such as AJ+, Insider, and KQED.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Journalism (Class of 2022)
    University of California, Berkeley

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science
    Quest University Canada
    • Self designed major with focus on Documentary Filmmaking and Conservation Biology
    • Thesis documentary film on mechanisms for advancing bee conservation through community-based art-activism

EMPLOYERS

  • Freelance Filmmaker

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Dean's Merit Fellowship (2020-2022)

    Jury Award: Best Documentary Short - SIFF
    2020

    Finalist: 2020 tve Global Sustainability Awards

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Video Consortium (SF/Bay Area)

REPORTING INTERESTS

Agriculture, Art Activism, Food Justice, Indigenous Sovereignty, Pollinators, Rewilding, sustainability