About the Journal

Cinéma & Cie is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal. Published from 2001, it supports innovative perspectives and groundbreaking methodological approaches in the fields of film and media studies as well as screen cultures. Research areas include: the relationships between media history and media theory; the intersections between technological, industrial, and representational aspects; audiovisual heritage; reception and consumption; the relations between different forms of audiovisual narrative, art, and communication.

The journal is published twice a year, in Spring and Fall, and is structured in four sections: 

– Thematic issue: usually the largest section, devoted to a specific topic;

– Beyond Cinema: a section focused on innovative perspectives on the transformations in the field of film studies. Submissions are accepted only in response to the permanent call for essays advertised on the website;

– Projects & Abstracts: the section details international research and noteworthy Ph.D. thesis projects or abstracts, recommended by supervisors;

– Reviews: the section consists of significant essays, festivals, exhibitions, conferences and related content.

After being published by Il Castoro (2001-2005), Carocci (2007-2013) and Mimesis International (2017-2020, print & digital version), since 2021 (voll. 36-37), Cinéma & Cie is an Open Access Journal. This choice comes from the firm belief that the international circulation and the free accessibility of the journal is pivotal to the spread of valuable research. In the same direction, the new subtitle (from International Film Studies Journal to Film and Media Studies Journal) further highlights the inclusive and interdisciplinary perspective that has always defined the identity of the journal.

The table of contents and presentations of past issues (2001-2020) can be browsed in the Archive section.

Cinéma & Cie is classified as ‘class A’ journal by the ANVUR (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes) for all the scientific subfields of the macro-sector 10 (Antiquities, philology, literary studies, art history).

Cinéma & Cie is promoted by:

  • Dipartimento di Lettere, Lingue, Arti. Italianistica e Culture Comparate, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”
  • Dipartimento di Lettere, Filosofia, Comunicazione, Università degli Studi di Bergamo
  • Dipartimento delle Arti — Visive Performative Mediali, Alma Mater Studiorum — Università di Bologna
  • Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione e dello Spettacolo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Università degli Studi eCampus
  • Dipartimento di Comunicazione, arti e media “Giampaolo Fabris”, Università IULM, Milano
  • Dipartimento di Filosofia “Piero Martinetti”, Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, Università di Pisa
  • Università degli Studi Link Campus University
  • Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici e del Patrimonio Culturale, Università degli Studi di Udine