Martin Botha

Film Critic, South Africa

Dr. Martin Botha published more than 200 articles, reports and papers on the South African media, including six books on South African cinema. He is a professor of film studies at the University of Cape Town, where he teaches international film history and theory, world cinema, avant-garde film making, as well as theories of film authorship. He is also a free-lance film critic for various newspapers, journals and magazines (since 1978), as well as an advisor for several international film festivals. He was South Africa’s contributor to International Film Guide for 22 years and currently writes for Litnet. He participated in FIPRESCI juries at the Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Tromso International Film Festival, Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival and recently the Transilvania International Film Festival.