Marleen Valien graduated from Berlin University of the Arts earning a bachelor’s degree in communication design. During her studies she also took part in the art class of professor and artist Ai Weiwei. Today she studies directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her shortfilm ‘Hot Dog’ was screened at 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 „A Small Cut“ was screened at Max-Ophüls Filmfestival and got shortlisted at the BAFTA LA. Her recent commercial series “Made for Hoomans” got awarded with two gold at the Young Directors Award in Cannes.