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Ugla Hauksdóttir is a graduate of the Columbia University MFA film program. In 2017, Ugla was awarded the Director’s Guild of America Student Film Award for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Women’s Category” for her short film HOW FAR SHE WENT. Her films have screened at major film festivals worldwide.

Ugla is currently directing two episodes of the award-winning Icelandic crime-mystery series Trapped that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is currently on view on Amazon Prime and Netflix.