George Mathew is a film critic from Trivandrum (state of Kerala) in India. He was associated with the Chitralekha Film Society from 1967 and started Chalachithra Film Society in 1976. He also started the film magazine “Close Look” in 1981. As a columnist he wrote for one of the leading cultural weeklies “Kunkuman” from 1973 to 1976 and eventually became a free-lancer. Since 1996 he is the director and catalogue editor of the Trivandrum International Film Festival.