Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2001.
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 at the Karlovy Vary festival.
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 an IDA award. ‘A Cherry Tale' (2019) premiered at CPH:DOX. In 2019 Mulvad directed 'Love Child', which was selected for Toronto Film Festival and won for best documentary at the Chicago international Filmfestival and got a special mention at DOC NYC. 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 and since 2019 a member of the Oscar Academy.