Valentin Selmke is a passionate German director of photography based in Berlin. Before starting his career in the film industry he has been travelling through South America working as a photographer. Furthermore he is a devoted diver – with and without camera.
In 2016 he was nominated for the German Camera Award for his shortfilm VACUUM (Dir: Felix Ahrens).
He graduated in Cinematography at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf with his feature movie RAKETE PERELMANN (Dir: Oliver Alalukas), which was nominated for several festival screenings worldwide and was screened in German cinemas in 2017.
In 2017 he started his first international feature film ARK – NICOLA CODE (Dir: Cui Lei) – an international German/Chinese German co-production – to be released in February 2019.
For several years now he has been realizing diferent tv-formats, commercials and musicvideos.