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 2008, 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.


Ylenia Olibet & Lola Remy

Editorial Collective:

Ana Carolina Benalcázar

Victoria Berndt

Patrick Brodie

Lily Corne Klein

Giuseppe Fidotta

Claire Gray

Natalie Greenberg

Alexandre Girard Vermeil

Jason Halprin

Rebecca Holt

Marco Meneghin

Weixian Pan

Andre R. L. Petit

Tanvi Rajvanshi

Egor Shmonin

Dasha Vzorov

Patrick Woodstock

Kaity Zozula

Graphic Designer:

David Leblanc

Social Media Managers:

Ana Carolina Benalcázar, Marco Meneghin, Dasha Vzorov


Patrick Woodstock

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University

1250 Guy St., Montreal

Quebec, Canada