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M.A. Kristian Petersen



Kristian Petersen received his Diploma and Master of fine arts at HBK Braunschweig, Germany (Prof. Birgit Hein, Film and Prof. Marina Abramovic, Performance). He is the Founder and director of the short and experimental cinema "Quino im Querhaus", Berlin, since 1992 soundrecordist in different TV and Filmproductions, since 1995 d.o.p in different TV, Film and music video productions, since 2002 teaching Visual Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin and Documentary Film at the “Berliner Filmschule”. He is the producer of three feature films being shown on different film festivals all over the world.


Teaching experiences

2007 cooperation with “Arts Fission company”, Singapore teaching “film in motion”

2006 Filmworkshop children from the outskirts of Sao Paolo

2006 Organization of the e-learning study course “Digital Camera operation for Visual Anthropology” at Freien Universität Berlin

2005  Workshop und mentoring filmprojects at the filmschool FAAP Sao Paolo, Brasilien

2003-2005 Lecturer for Visual Anthropologiy at Freie Universität Berlin, Ethnologie

2004  Teaching at Berliner Filmschule, section filmlanguage and camera

2003 Workshop at the Universitas sebelas maret, fakultas sastra, Surokarta

2003  Workshop at the Universitas Gadjah Mada fakults sastra, Jogyakarta

2001   Mentoring students of social anthropology of der FU Berlin on a 2 month field study in Tanzania


Filmography (director, editing, camera)

1995   “Pilca”

1995   “laut gemalt”,

1996   “Für Jo”

1997   “Stumpf Film”

1998   “Wer suchet”  (loop in Videoskulpture)

1998   “Die Hand krankt” (clip)

1999   “sur la methode pour bien conduire sa raison…”(loop in Videoinstallation)

2000   “Anglermythos “ (loop in Videoinstallation)

2001   “Elsbeth Stoiber – Wachseindrücke” (documentary)

2002   “abre los ojos” (doubleprojektion) 

2004   “mit Herz”

2005   “Fucking different”

2006   “Fucking different New York”


Film Festivals (selection)

1996   S/L Filmfestival, Berlin

1998   Low budget Filmestival, Hamburg

1998   Outfest, Los Angeles

2000   Film und Videonacht at the Kulturdepot Ludwigshafen

2005   International Berlin Filmfestival (Berlinale)

2005   mix New York

2005   mix Mexico

2005   Filmfestival Bogota

2006   mix Brasil

2007   International Berlin Filmfestival (Berlinale)


Exhibitions (selection)

1998   "FINALLY", Kunstverein Hannover

1999   European Media Art Festival, OsnabrŸck

1999   "unfinished business", Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

1999   "fresh air", e- Werk Weimar

2000   "visible differences", Hebbel Theater Berlin

2000   Groupexhibition at the museum of modern art, Frankfurt

2002   "present&past" Groupexhibition in the Mediagallery, Ludwigshafen



1997   1. price of the Kunstverein Schaumburg

1998   Award from niedersächsische Filmförderung

2002   1. price at "Shorts-welcome Filmfestival" for "STUMPF-FILM”

2002   Travelgrant of the DAAD for a 3-month stay in Indonesia

2004   Grant for “Fucking different” from H.S e.V

2005   Invitation by Goethe Institute to Sao Paolo, Brasil





Berlin Southern Theory Lecture