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.