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Isold Uggadottir is an award-winning director and screenwriter from Iceland. Her films have premiered at such festivals as Sundance, Telluride and New Directors/New Films, presented by Lincoln Center & MoMA, in addition to over 100 others. She has been honored with 6 nominations for the Icelandic Academy Awards, winning Best Short Film in both 2010 and 2011, as well as receiving numerous international festival awards. Isold earned her M.F.A in directing and screenwriting from Columbia University's Film Program, where she accepted the Adrienne Shelly Award for Best Female Director in 2011. Her studies were supported with scholarships from New York Women in Film and Television, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The American-Scandinavian Foundation. Her work has also been funded by IFP/NYSCA, the Icelandic Film Centre and Frameline. Prior to Columbia, Isold worked extensively with the Emmy Award-winning Partisan Pictures in New York City, where she edited documentary films around the clock, taking periodic powernaps on beta tape cases, in the deep of night. Isold is an alumna of the Berlinale Talent Campus, IFP/Emerging Narrative, Nordic Talents, Film Independent's Screenwriting Lab in LA and Cine Qua Non in Mexico. Screen International named her "one of the rising stars of Icelandic film". Isold's feature film debut, "And Breathe Normally" will premiere in 2017.
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