Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies is a double-blind peer-review, open access journal (ISSN 1715-7641), housed in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). Founded in 2004, the journal has promoted innovative research in film and media studies, combining a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches—publishing special issues on topics as diverse as queer media practices, Indian cinema, moving image archives and the digital transition, film festival networks, queer nationalism, humour and feminist media theory, the aesthetics of cinema technology, and archival film training.

This year, the journal is undergoing deep changes in order to better reflect the most pressing research concerns and priorities within media studies. As the field has been recently affected by a profound reevaluation of its traditional paradigms, Synoptique intends to provide a platform for publication, discussion, and reflection on the new political-cultural formations shaping media studies discourse. In this respect, the journal aims to intervene in key debates within media studies while critically tackling the economies and politics of scholarly activity, addressing dominant trends in academic research conducted within the historical, ideological, and institutional limits of the neoliberal university. In addition to, and as an extension of this impetus, the journal aims to showcase approaches that address the transnational and global dimensions of moving image media research.


Giuseppe Fidotta & Patrick Brian Smith

Editorial Collective:

Patrick Brodie, Rebecca Holt, Ylenia Olibet, Weixian Pan, Lola Remy, Egor Shmonin

Managing Board:

Philipp Dominik Keidl, Sima Kokotovic, Dasha Vzorov, David Leblanc, Timothy Parr, Joaquin Serpe

Graphic Designer:

David Leblanc

Social Media Manager:

Dasha Vzorov


Timothy Parr

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University

1250 Guy St., Montreal

Quebec, Canada