Miriam Ernst was born in 1981 in Berne and grew up in an artistic environment. After a training as a primary school teacher she studied Science of Theater and Film at the Universities of Berne and Zurich (2009).
In 2014, Miriam Ernst applied to the National Film and Television School (UK) with
a film about a tradition from the region in which she had been raised and was selected for the two year course MA Directing Documentary. Her graduation film was nominated for a Grierson and two Royal Television Society awards, winning for Best Editing.
Since then Miriam has been working as a freelance director and cinematographer, realising her own films as well as commissioned work.
Miriam Ernst lives in Berne and Amsterdam.
Miriam Ernst Films
PROGR Zentrum für Kulturproduktion
Atelier 264 - Waisenhausplatz 30
CH - 3011 Bern
In 2018 the filmmaker established the production company Miriam Ernst Films and produces her own film projects with a tight network of film professionals.