Marleen Valien graduated from Berlin University of the Arts earning a bachelor’s degree in communication in social and economic contexts. During her studies she also took part in the art class of professor and artist Ai Weiwei. Today she studies directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her shortfilm ‘HOT DOG’ was screened at renowned festivals like the Sundance Film Festival or Clermont Ferrand. Her music video „Anymore“ won silver at the YDA and got nominated for the UKMVA. Her last shortfilm „Ein Kleiner Schnitt“ was screened at Max-Ophüls Filmfestival and got shortlisted at the BAFTA LA. Her recent commercial series “Made for Hoomans” got awarded with gold at the Spotlight Festival and the Young Directors Award in cannes.
2021: MADE FOR HOOMANS (Oatly specspot, stopmotion-animation) 2 x Gold YDA 2021, Gold at Spotlight Festival 2021
2020: EIN KLEINER SCHNITT (short, coproduction with ARTE/SWR): Hofer Filmtage 2020, shortlisted at BAFTA LA 2021, Best Student Film at Manchester Filmfestival 2021, Best Student and Best Festival Film at Beeston Film Festival 2021
2019: ANYMORE (music video for John Ferrère): Silver Young Directors Award 2020, nominated at UKMVA 2020