Cameron Nielsen

Class of 2022

I am a documentary filmmaker dedicated to telling visual stories that illustrate solutions to complex issues of our times. My film – Rewilding Honeybees won Best Documentary Short at Sonoma International Film Festival and was a finalist at tve Global Sustainability Awards. I have had documentaries in festivals such as Mountainfilm and United Nations Association Film Festival as well as broadcasted on public television. Currently, I am 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)

    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