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Camilla Nielsson

Director. Born 1977. Graduated as a documentary filmmaker from Tisch School of the Arts. Holds a Master in Visual Anthropology from New York University. She has also worked as a media consultant for UNICEF and UNESCO.

Nielsson has directed a trilogy about children's rights, 'Good Morning Afghanistan' (2003), 'Durga' (2004) and 'The Children of Darfur' (2005). 'Mumbai Disconnected' (2009), directed with Frederik Jacobi, was part of the 'Cities on Speed' series about megacities.

Nielsson's documentary feature debut, 'Democrats' (2014), about Zimbabwe’s power struggle for a new constitution, was warmly received by critics. The film won the Best Documentary prize at Nordisk Panorama and top awards at CPH:DOX and Tribeca Film Festival.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Reformist – a female Imam 2019 Director supervisor DK/Documentary
A Colombian Family 2019 Consultant DK/Documentary
Democrats 2014 Direction, Screenplay, Recording engineer DK/Documentary
Mumbai Disconnected 2009 Direction, Cinematography, Stills DK/Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Best Documentary Award 2015 New York Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Democrats
Special Jury Mention 2014 CPH:DOX 2014 Democrats
REEL TALENT AWARD 2014 CPH:DOX 2014 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
The Jury Pricze for Best ConScience Film 2015 Leuven, Docville 2015 Democrats
Honorable Mention 2015 Bergen International Film festival 2015 Democrats
Human Rights Award 2015 Dokufest Prizren 2015 Democrats
Documentary Film Prize of the Lübeck Unions 2015 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015 Democrats
Best Documentary Award 2015 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015 Democrats
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Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
ZagrebDox 2016-02-21 Democrats
Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire 2015-11-12 Democrats
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04 Democrats
Hamptons Film Festival 2015-10-08 Democrats
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 Democrats
Zürich Film Festival 2015-09-24 Democrats
Bergen International Film festival 2015-09-23 Democrats
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2015-09-18 Democrats
Dokufest Prizren 2015-08-08 Democrats
Melbourne Film Festival 2015-07-30 Democrats
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2015-07-16 Democrats
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015-06-05 Democrats
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-06-04 Democrats
Sydney Film Festival 2015-06-03 Democrats
Docsbarcelona 2015-05-25 Democrats
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2015-05-09 Democrats
München Documentary Festival 2015-05-07 Democrats
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2015-05-06 Democrats
Leuven, Docville 2015-05-01 Democrats
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2015-04-23 Democrats
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2015-04-23 Democrats
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2015-04-15 Democrats
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2015-03-20 Democrats
London, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015-03-18 Democrats
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2015-03-02 Democrats
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 Democrats
Amsterdam, IDFA 2014-11-19 Democrats
CPH:DOX 2014-11-06 Democrats
Amsterdam, IDFA 2010-10-10 Mumbai Disconnected
Dokufest Prizren 2010-07-31 Mumbai Disconnected
Melbourne Film Festival 2010-07-23 Mumbai Disconnected
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010-05-08 Mumbai Disconnected
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2010-03-10 Mumbai Disconnected
ZagrebDox 2010-02-28 Mumbai Disconnected
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29 Mumbai Disconnected
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2010-01-26 Mumbai Disconnected
Amsterdam, IDFA 2009-11-19 Mumbai Disconnected
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.