Martin Mhando

Martin Mhando
Film director, Producer, Researcher, Publisher
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Literature, Dance, History/society

Associate Professor Martin Mhando has worked Media Production with Murdoch University Australia, for 14 years and has now returned to Tanzania, but retains links with the university as Research Fellow. He is also festival Director of ZIFF and a well-known filmmaker with credits in feature and documentary productions and winner of international awards. He is also co-editor of the Journal of African Cinemas. His areas of research include African Cinema, Indigenous knowledge, Documentary, Festival Studies and Participatory Media. He is a filmmaker with international awards for Maangamizi (feature, 2001), Mama Tumaini (Feature, 2007) Liyarn Ngarn (doc. 2017) among others. He has served in juries in festivals in Brazil, Spain, Australia, etc


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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