Director Marleen Valien Named Young Guns 21 Finalist

Director Marleen Valien have been named finalists for The One Club’s Young Guns 21 Awards.

Based in Berlin, Valien’s commercial, music video and short film work is marked by lush, sensual visuals and rich color palettes, combined with a playful approach that belies a deeper approach to storytelling. 

 Her commercial work includes campaigns for Pinterest and German publishing house Reclam; and her stop-motion spec commercials for Oatly won two golds at the Young Directors Award and were honored at the Spotlight Festival. She has also directed music video promos for Milky Chance and Midnight Tracks, the latter of which won her a silver YDA and a UKMVA nomination.

Her short films include the award-winning Hot Dog, Not the 80s, and A Small Cut, lavishly shot explorations of sexuality and coming of age, which at premiered at festivals including Sundance, Tribeca and Clermont-Ferrand.

Founded in 1996 as a showcase of emerging creative talent,  Young Guns is a portfolio-based competition for creative professionals 30 years of age or under has grown to become one of the most coveted accolades in the global creative community.