Cameron Nielsen

Class of 2022

Cameron Nielsen is a documentary filmmaker dedicated to telling visual stories that illustrate solutions to complex issues of our times. His film – Rewilding Honeybees won Best Documentary Short at Sonoma International Film Festival and was a finalist at tve Global Sustainability Awards. Cameron’s films have been in festivals such as Mountainfilm and United Nations Association Film Festival as well as broadcasted on public television. Cameron is currently studying documentary at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and freelancing as a videographer.

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)

    SIFF 2020 Jury Award: Best Documentary Short

REPORTING INTERESTS

Alternative Education, Art Activism, Food Justice, Pollinators, Rewilding, sustainability