This volume brings together a wide range of research on the ways in which technological innovations have established new and changing conditions for the experience, study and theorization of film. Drawn from the IMPACT film conference (The Impact of Technological Innovations on the Historiography and Theory of Cinema) held in Montreal in 2011, the book includes contributions from such leading figures in the field as Tom Gunning, Charles Musser, Jan Olsson and Vinzenz Hediger.
Santiago Hidalgo is Director of the [Laboratoire CinéMédias](http://labocinemedias.ca/) and [Affiliate Professor](https://recherche.umontreal.ca/nos-chercheurs/repertoire-des-professeurs/chercheur/is/in28935/) at Université de Montréal. He is a member of the [TECHNÊS](http://technes.org/) *International Research Partnership on Cinema Technology* scientific committee and editor of the [Cinema and Technology](https://www.aup.nl/en/series/cinema-and-technology) series at Amsterdam University Press. He is co-editor of *The Blackwell Companion to Early Cinema* (Wiley, 2011).André Gaudreault is a professor in the Department of Art History and Cinema Studies at the Université de Montréal and Canada Research Chair in Cinema and Media Studies.