Ozolina graduated Academy of Culture of Latvia in 2015. Her graduation film My Father the Banker – about father/daughter relationship - was awarded Latvian national prize Big Kristaps. It also received the annual award by Latvian Ministry of Culture in film, was widely distributed and shown on numerous TV including Al Jazeera. Her second documentary feature Solving My Mother on mother/son relationship that appears to be continuing the theme receive IDFA Special Jury Award for First Appearance in 2017. Her third documentary My Mother the State was a moving story about adoption, released in 2022. Besides directing films, Ieva Ozolina is studying psychology.