Friedrich Kirschner is director and software developer. He uses computer games and real time animation techniques as a basis for animated short films, interactive installations and participative performances. His work has been shown at animation festivals, theaters and exhibitions, for example the Laboral Gameworld exhibition in Gijón, Deutsches Theater and Hebbel Theater in Berlin, the Ottawa International Animation Festival and the Seoul Media Art Biennale. He was director of the Machinima film festival in New York in 2008. Since February 2012 he is professor for digital media at the Ernst Busch University of Performing Arts.