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.
During her studies, she had the opportunity to work with directors such as Oliver Stone, Roger Spottiswoode, Shekhar Kapur, and Todd Solondz.
SNOWCHILD was her first feature film. The film screened in competition at Moscow’s International Filmfestival in the Section “Perspectives” and was awarded with the “Special Diploma of Cinema Clubs” for an organic combination of comic and serious, with expressive non-trivial search. SNOWCHILD 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.
A cinema tour in Germany followed.
Uta is currently in development of a new feature film for which she has received a Screenplay fund from the region in Jönköping, Sweden and which won the script competition „Klyftan“ organized by the Swedish Film Institute and Film Fund West Sweden together with Göta Film. In 2015 she was awarded with a cultural stipend in Jönköping, Sweden. She is currently working as a guest lecturer teaching Film at Jönköping University.
Filmography Uta Arning (Extracts)
Director, Producer 
Hiroshima Documentary (HD, 20 min)
Produced by SNOWCHILD Filmproduction Germany
In Co-Production with Shoot&Post Sweden
JOSEPHINE (HD, 20min), Director: Susan Chau, USA 2013
Supported by the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant
Competition Rhode Island Filmfestival USA 2014, Oxaca Film Fest Mexico
Director/ Producer/ Writer [2009-2011]
SNOWCHILD (HD, 85 min.), Germany/ Japan/ Singapore
Moscow Film Festival June 2011 Competition Perspectives Award: Special Diploma of Cinema Clubs, Film Festival Max Ophüls Competition Feature Film Saarbrücken Germany, Cannes New German Films Series 2012, Peace and Love Film Festival Sweden Jury Award, Istanbul Crime and Punishment Festival September 2012, Theatrical Release Germany August 2012, Asian Filmfestival Munich 2012, Eyes on Japan 2014 Germany, Bar Harbor Filmfestival 2015
Musicvideo/Short Documentary 
Director/ Producer/ Writer/Editor Music Video ORANGE BLOSSOM (HD, 3 min.),
Documentary A FRIDAY IN SINGAPORE (Mini DV, 8min), Singapore
Director/ Producer/ Writer/Editor 
THE PERFECT WOMAN (Super 16mm/Mini DV, 12 min.), Singapore
Grand Off November 2009 Nominated for best Screenplay (Poland), First Run Film Festival New York April 2010 (Awards in Art Direction, Editing, Sound Design), Wasserman Award Finalist (USA), Showoff Foreign Talent Showcase 2010 (Singapore), Silver Palm Award Mexico Film Festival, Barcelona International Short Film Festival 2010 (Spain), Directors Guild of America L.A. 2010 (USA), SF Festival Tel Aviv 2010 (Israel), EU Film Festival 2011 (Singapore), Short Film Festival Maskara 2011 (Malaysia), Shnit Film Festival 2011 (Singapore), Singapore Short Film Festival Perth (Australia) 2011
Director/ Producer/ Writer/Camera/ Editor 
THE SMALLEST CINEMA OF THE UNIVERSE (Mini DV, 8 min.), Berlin
Con-Can Film Festival 2008 (Japan), Fastnet Film Festival 2009 (Ireland), Palm Springs Film Festival 2009 (USA)