Marleena Forward is an award-winning Australian documentary director, cinematographer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2015 she completed a Masters of Film and Television (Documentary) at the Victorian College of the Arts.


Marleena has shot documentary content for media organisations including the ABC, The Guardian Australia, Vice, ACMI, and various production companies including Film Camp, Brindle Films, The Film Company, Momentary, Truce Films and Fact Not Fiction Films. She has also produced freelance work for various not-for-profits, corporate clients and private clients.


Marleena’s two self-directed shorts won awards from the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival (Australia), the Vincent de Paul Just Art awards, and the Golden Lens Awards (China). In 2017 she was selected to take part in AIDC’s documentary mentorship program as one of six participants. She has also travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.


Marleena also holds a diploma in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT. Her writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, travel guides, blogs and apps, and she has edited a range of both fiction and non-fiction books.


If you are interested in working with Marleena in the future, please get in touch via the Contact page.