Uta Arning studied Business in Germany and Japan and Film Directing at New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia Singapore.
Her short films screened at numerous international film festivals. THE PERFECT WOMAN, her second year project, received support from the German Embassy in Singapore and was invited to screen at the Directors’ Guild of America as a Wasserman Award Finalist.
SNOWCHILD was her first feature film. The film screened in competition at Moscow’s International Filmfestival in the Section “Perspectives” and received an award. The film had its German premiere in competition at Filmfestival Max Ophüls, Saarbrücken, screened in the New German Films Section in Cannes 2012, and received the Jury Award at the Peace and Love Filmfestivalin Sweden. It was also presented at Asia Filmfest Munich as well as the Crime and Punishment Filmfestival Istanbul and other festivals.
A cinema tour in Germany followed. For her second feature Boatgirl she won the script competition Klyftan organized by the Swedish Film Institute and Film Fund West Sweden together with Göta Film. The story also received support from Jönköpings Kommun. She has taught film classes at Jönköping and Shanghai University and also works as a Journalist.