Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2001. Director of documentaries for DR TV since 1997.
Mulvad got her breakthrough with 'Enemies of Happiness' (2006), which won IDFA Amsterdam's Silver Wolf Award and the World Cinema Jury Prize at Sundance. Her follow up documentary feature 'The Good Life' (2010) was selected for the Feature-length Competition at IDFA and also selected for HotDocs, Tribeca and San Francisco Film Festivals. In 2011, 'The Good Life' was awarded Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes long in Karlovy Vary, and in Denmark Mulvad received The Roos Award.
She has since directed films such as 'The Samurai Case' (2011), 'The Castle' (2014) as well as 'A Modern Man' (2017), which was nominated for the NORDIC:DOX award at CPH:DOX, and 'Cherry Tale' (2019), which also premiered at CPH:DOX. In 2019 Mulvad directed 'Love Child', which was selected for Toronto Film Festival. Mulvad won the 2006 WIFT (Women in Film and TV) award for young film talents as well as DFI's documentary award, Roos Prisen, in 2011. She is the co-owner of the acclaimed production company Danish Documentary Production.