Director, actress. Completed her undergraduate studies in anthropology from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, and holds a master in Health, Community and Development from London School of Economics.
Her debut as a short fiction director was with "Undertow Eyes" (2009), which was shown at MoMA and won awards for best short fiction at festival in Europe and America. In 2012 she directed the feature film "Elena" that premiered at IDFA and was screened at SXSW and HotDocs.
Petra Costa and co-director Lea Glob won the Nordic Dox Award for "Olmo and the Seagull" at CPH:DOX in 2014.
|Olmo and the Seagull||2014||Direction, Idea, Still photographer||DK/Documentary|
|REEL TALENT AWARD||2014||CPH:DOX 2014||Olmo and the Seagull|
|NORDIC:DOX AWARD||2014||CPH:DOX 2014||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Junior Jury Award||2015||Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2015||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Best Documentary Award||2015||Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2015||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Special Mention||2015||Cairo International Film Festival 2015||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Warszawa, Against Gravity||2016-05-13||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Amsterdam, IDFA||2015-11-18||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Montreal, Rencontres Int. du Documentaire||2015-11-12||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Cairo International Film Festival||2015-11-11||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Sevilla Festival de Cine||2015-11-06||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Vienna Film Festival, Viennale||2015-10-22||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival||2015-10-22||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Rio de Janeiro Film Festival||2015-10-01||Olmo and the Seagull|
|Locarno, Festival internazionale del film||2015-08-05||Olmo and the Seagull|
|CPH:DOX||2014-11-06||Olmo and the Seagull|