Friedrich Kirschner is a filmmaker, visual artist and software developer. He re-purposes computer games and realtime animation technology to create animated narratives and interactive performances. His work has been shown at various international animation festivals and exhibitions, including the Laboral Gameworld exhibit in Gijon, the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York and the Seoul Media Art Biennale. In addition he curates Machinima film screenings all over the place and was the director of the Machinima Filmfest in New York in 2008. Currently he is working as a professor for digital media in puppetry at the University for performing arts "Ernst-Busch" in Berlin.