Marleena Forward is an award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker and cinematographer.


She has worked on documentary projects both in Australia and internationally, and her two self-directed shorts have 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 2015 she completed a Masters of Film and Television (Documentary) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne.


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.


Marleena’s film work has been published by The Guardian Australia, ABC Online and CCTV in China, and she has produced freelance work for various film production companies, not-for-profits, corporate clients and private clients. She has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.


Currently, Marleena is working full-time as a shooter and editor for ABC Arts iView in Sydney.


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