Marian Freistühler was born in Essen and lives in Hamburg, Germany. He studied theatre- and media
studies and art history in Erlangen before he went on to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg
(HFBK) where he has been studying film and time-based media since 2015 with professors Schanelec, Bramkamp and Faust. Exchange semesters took him
to Aix-en-Provence (2013) and Reykjavik (2018). He is a programmer at Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg, founding member of Analogfilmwerke Hamburg e.V and likes donkeys, octopus and airplanes.
Some of his friends are Roxana Reiss, Oliver Bassemir, Nicolaas Schmidt, Patrick Wallochny, Steffen Goldkamp, Olga Kosanović, Zacharias Zitouni, Benjamin Hassmann, Martha von Mechow, David Reiber Otálora, Tanita Olbrich, Malte Rollbühler.