Camilla Nielsson: Democrats

Danish filmmakers Camilla Nielsson (Director) and Henrik Veileborg (Producer) have been chosen as grantees of the 2011 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund for their documentary film project Democrats.

Their film, along with eight other documentaries, was a finalist selected by the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and was chosen by a jury consisting of Jessica Alba, Amir Bar-Lev, Wendy Ettinger, Frida Giannini, Edward Norton, and Mariane Pearl. The two will receive funding and year-round support from TFI including one-on-one guidance and consultation, helping their film to reach completion and enter the marketplace in the best possible position.

Democrats is a film about the creation of a new constitution in Zimbabwe. The film follows two top politicians, who have been appointed to lead the country through the reform process. The two men are political opponents, but united in the ambition to make history by giving the nation a new founding document – that can give birth to the future’s Zimbabwe.

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Allan Berg Nielsen
Allan Berg Nielsen

Allan Berg Nielsen started the first documentary cinema in Randers, Denmark way back in the 1970’es. He did so at the museum, where he was employed. He got the (16mm) films from the collection of the National Film Board of Denmark (Statens Filmcentral). He organised a film festival in his home city, became a member of the Board of Directors of the Film Board, started to write about films in diverse magazines, were a juror at several festivals and wrote television critiques in the local newspaper. From 1998-2003 Allan Berg was documentary film consultant (commissioning editor) at The Danish Film Institute, a continuation of the Film Board. Since then free lance consultant in documentary matters.

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