Camilla Nielsson

Director. Born 1977. Camilla Nielsson is a documentary film director from Tisch School of the Art and has a Master in visual anthropology from New York University (NYU). She has also worked as a media consultant for UNICEF and UNESCO.

Among others, she has directed a documentary trilogy about children's rights: "Good Morning Afghanistan" (2003), "Durga" (2004) and "The Children of Dafur" (2005).

Filmography

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Film Year Function Category
Democrats 2014 Direction DK/Documentary
Mumbai Disconnected 2009 Direction DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

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Award Release year Festivals Film
Best Documentary Award:
Camilla Nielsson
2015 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Democrats
The Jury Pricze for Best ConScience Film 2015 Leuven, Docville 2015 Democrats
Best Director 2015 Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015 Democrats
Freedom Award 2015 Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015 Democrats
Grand Prix International du Documentaire 2015 Ouagadougo, Festival Ciné Droit Libre 2015 Democrats
Human Rights Award 2015 Dokufest Prizren 2015 Democrats
Special Mention 2015 Durban International Film Festival 2015 Democrats
Best Documentary Award 2015 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015 Democrats
Audience Award 2015 Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2015 Democrats
Honorable Mention 2015 Bergen International Film festival 2015 Democrats
Best International Documentary 2015 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015 Democrats
Best Director 2015 Harare, Zimbabwe Int. Film Festival 2015 Democrats
Nomination. Best Feature Documentary 2015 Danmarks Film Akademi 2015 Democrats
Documentary Film Prize of the Lübeck Unions 2015 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015 Democrats
Special Jury Mention 2014 CPH:DOX 2014 Democrats
REEL TALENT AWARD 2014 CPH:DOX 2014 Democrats
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date Film
Guadalupe Human Rights Film Festival 07-10-2016 Democrats
Guadalupe Human Rights Film Festival 07-10-2016 Democrats
Canberra, Stronger Than Fiction 28-07-2016 Democrats
Canberra, Stronger Than Fiction 28-07-2016 Democrats
Montreal, Cinéma sous les Etoiles 29-06-2016 Democrats
Montreal, Le Cinéma sous les étoiles 29-06-2016 Democrats
Montreal, Cinéma sous les Etoiles 29-06-2016 Democrats
Montreal, Le Cinéma sous les étoiles 29-06-2016 Democrats
Cevennes International Documentary Film Festival 29-04-2016 Democrats
Cevennes International Documentary Film Festival 29-04-2016 Democrats
Colorado, ACT Human Rights Film Festival 15-04-2016 Democrats
Colorado, ACT Human Rights Film Festival 15-04-2016 Democrats
Paris Human Rights Film Festival 05-04-2016 Democrats
Paris Human Rights Film Festival 05-04-2016 Democrats
Botswana 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival 30-03-2016 Democrats
Botswana 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival 30-03-2016 Democrats
Kiev, Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival 25-03-2016 Democrats
Kiev, Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival 25-03-2016 Democrats
Paris, Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe 16-03-2016 Democrats
Paris, Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe 16-03-2016 Democrats
Cambridge, DocYard 07-03-2016 Democrats
Cambridge, DocYard 07-03-2016 Democrats
ZagrebDox 21-02-2016 Democrats
ZagrebDox 21-02-2016 Democrats
Tromsø International Film Festival 18-01-2016 Democrats
Tromsø International Film Festival 18-01-2016 Democrats
Cinema Eye Honors 10-01-2016 Democrats
Cinema Eye Honors 10-01-2016 Democrats
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 12-12-2015 Democrats
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 12-12-2015 Democrats
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 26-11-2015 Democrats
Bratislava, One World International Film Festival 26-11-2015 Democrats
Nairobi Film Festival 16-11-2015 Democrats
Nairobi Film Festival 16-11-2015 Democrats
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 12-11-2015 Democrats
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 12-11-2015 Democrats
Lagos, Africa International Film Festival 08-11-2015 Democrats
Lagos, Africa International Film Festival 08-11-2015 Democrats
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015 Democrats
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015 Democrats
London, Film Africa 30-10-2015 Democrats
Lusaka EU FF 30-10-2015 Democrats
London, Film Africa 30-10-2015 Democrats
Lusaka EU FF 30-10-2015 Democrats
Ottawa, One World Film Festival 24-10-2015 Democrats
Ottawa, One World Film Festival 24-10-2015 Democrats
Bruxelles, Festival des libertes 22-10-2015 Democrats
Bruxelles, Festival des libertes 22-10-2015 Democrats
Vilnius, One World Film Festival 15-10-2015 Democrats
Vilnius, One World Film Festival 15-10-2015 Democrats
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 13-10-2015 Democrats
Riga, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 13-10-2015 Democrats
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 09-10-2015 Democrats
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 09-10-2015 Democrats
Hamptons Film Festival 08-10-2015 Democrats
Hamptons Film Festival 08-10-2015 Democrats
Harare, Zimbabwe Int. Film Festival 03-10-2015 Democrats
Harare, Zimbabwe Int. Film Festival 03-10-2015 Democrats
Guth Gafa 02-10-2015 Democrats
Guth Gafa 02-10-2015 Democrats
Reykjavik Film Festival 24-09-2015 Democrats
Zürich Film Festival 24-09-2015 Democrats
Reykjavik Film Festival 24-09-2015 Democrats
Zürich Film Festival 24-09-2015 Democrats
Budapest Documentary Film Festival 23-09-2015 Democrats
Bergen International Film festival 23-09-2015 Democrats
Budapest Documentary Film Festival 23-09-2015 Democrats
Bergen International Film festival 23-09-2015 Democrats
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 18-09-2015 Democrats
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 18-09-2015 Democrats
Camden Int. Film Festival 17-09-2015 Democrats
Camden Int. Film Festival 17-09-2015 Democrats
Edinburgh, Take One Action Film Festival 16-09-2015 Democrats
Edinburgh, Take One Action Film Festival 16-09-2015 Democrats
Guyana, Human Rights Film Festival 01-09-2015 Democrats
Guyana, Human Rights Film Festival 01-09-2015 Democrats
Uhuru Productions Cape Town, Tri Continental Film Festival 19-08-2015 Democrats
Uhuru Productions Cape Town, Tri Continental Film Festival 19-08-2015 Democrats
Dokufest Prizren 08-08-2015 Democrats
Dokufest Prizren 08-08-2015 Democrats
Melbourne Film Festival 30-07-2015 Democrats
Melbourne Film Festival 30-07-2015 Democrats
Durban International Film Festival 16-07-2015 Democrats
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 16-07-2015 Democrats
Durban International Film Festival 16-07-2015 Democrats
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 16-07-2015 Democrats
Ouagadougo, Festival Ciné Droit Libre 28-06-2015 Democrats
Ouagadougo, Festival Ciné Droit Libre 28-06-2015 Democrats
Addis International Film Festival 12-06-2015 Democrats
Addis International Film Festival 12-06-2015 Democrats
Sheffield Doc/Fest 05-06-2015 Democrats
Bologna, Biografilm 05-06-2015 Democrats
Sheffield Doc/Fest 05-06-2015 Democrats
Bologna, Biografilm 05-06-2015 Democrats
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 04-06-2015 Democrats
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 04-06-2015 Democrats
Sydney Film Festival 03-06-2015 Democrats
Sydney Film Festival 03-06-2015 Democrats
Docsbarcelona 25-05-2015 Democrats
Docsbarcelona 25-05-2015 Democrats
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2015 Democrats
Warszawa, Against Gravity 09-05-2015 Democrats
München Documentary Festival 07-05-2015 Democrats
München Documentary Festival 07-05-2015 Democrats
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 06-05-2015 Democrats
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 06-05-2015 Democrats
Leuven, Docville 01-05-2015 Democrats
Leuven, Docville 01-05-2015 Democrats
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 23-04-2015 Democrats
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 23-04-2015 Democrats
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 23-04-2015 Democrats
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 23-04-2015 Democrats
New York Tribeca Film Festival 15-04-2015 Democrats
New York Tribeca Film Festival 15-04-2015 Democrats
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 20-03-2015 Democrats
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 20-03-2015 Democrats
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 18-03-2015 Democrats
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 18-03-2015 Democrats
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 05-03-2015 Democrats
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 05-03-2015 Democrats
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 02-03-2015 Democrats
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 02-03-2015 Democrats
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 02-03-2015 Democrats
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 02-03-2015 Democrats
Oslo, Human Rights - Human Wrongs 10-02-2015 Democrats
Oslo, Human Rights - Human Wrongs 10-02-2015 Democrats
Danmarks Film Akademi 01-02-2015 Democrats
Danmarks Film Akademi 01-02-2015 Democrats
Belgrade, Fest. of European Feature Doc. 30-01-2015 Democrats
Belgrade, Fest. of European Feature Doc. 30-01-2015 Democrats
Göteborg International Film Festival 23-01-2015 Democrats
Göteborg International Film Festival 23-01-2015 Democrats
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014 Democrats
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014 Democrats
CPH:DOX 06-11-2014 Democrats
CPH:DOX 06-11-2014 Democrats
Good Planet Film Festival 16-06-2012 Mumbai Disconnected
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 16-11-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Amsterdam, IDFA 10-10-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Vancouver International Film Festival 30-09-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
cologne conference international film and television festival 26-09-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Dokufest Prizren 31-07-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Melbourne Film Festival 23-07-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days 22-06-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Warszawa, Against Gravity 08-05-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 10-03-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
ZagrebDox 28-02-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 26-01-2010 Mumbai Disconnected
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2009 Mumbai Disconnected
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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On the Road to Democracy (11. november 2014)
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