Andreas Ströhl (1962, Munich) studied German Literature and Philosophy. From 1988 to 2003 he worked for the Goethe-Institute in Munich, Bremen, Atlanta, Bonn and Prague. He initiated and organised Prague Media Symposium between 1992 and 2001 in Prague. From 1996 to 1998 he was a visiting professor for Media Theory at the University of Innsbruck. In April 2003 he was appointed commercial manager of the International Munich Filmfestival for which he has served as a director since 2004. He published texts on media theory and film, including a biography and a collection of writings of Vilém Flusser.