Kristian Petersen received his Diploma and Master of fine arts at HBK Braunschweig (Prof. Birgit Hein, Film and Prof. Marina Abramovic, Performance). Since 1992, he has worked as a sound recordist, and since 1995, as a cameraman in various TV, Film and music video productions. From 2002 on, he started teaching Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin and in 2011 he started as a lecturer at HBK (Art Academy) Braunschweig (film class). Since 2009 he has worked as a moderator at Berlinale (Panorama) and programmes for other international film festivals and since 2015 for several music festivals. (Sziget, Melt!, Lolapalooza, berlin festival).

His conceptual, gender-binarities questioning film compilations “fucking different“ have been shown at many film festivals all over the world. He has been invited to several panels and as jury member on several film festivals.