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 filmmaking, 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 Liternet and Netwerk24. He participated in FIPRESCI juries in Tallinn, Tromso and Mannheim-Heidelberg.
Marta Bałaga is a film journalist based in-between Poland and Finland. She writes for several international publications including Cineuropa, monthly magazine Episodi and Estonian newspaper SIRP, and collaborates with various film festivals including the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy. Member of the Finnish Critics’ Association SARV and FIPRESCI.
Ayça Çiftçi graduated from the Department of Film & TV at İstanbul Bilgi University and received her master’s degree from the Cultural Studies Department of the same university. She completed her PhD in Media Arts at Royal Holloway University of London. She is a film critic and a member of the editorial board of Altyazı Cinema Magazine since 2005. She has been teaching film and organizing cinema seminars at various institutions since 2006. Currently, she is teaching full time at the Department of Cinema and Television, İstanbul Şehir University.