Editorial: On Cinema

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Daniel Ribas
Nuno Crespo
Carlos Sena Caires


In the past decades, the field of cinema has undergone several transformations. The digital turn increasingly called for new forms of production, distribution, and exhibition, which imply different ways of thinking, doing, and experimenting cinema. These new forms also reduced the gap between cinema to other so-called visual arts. If cinema and visual arts were already in the process of merging, the last years forced the naturalization of thinking in similar theoretical grounds. This special issue aims to be a forum for the discussion of new practices of researching cinema, and the changes in cinema’s forms of experience and production.

Keywords: Cinema, Visual Arts, Digital turn, Contemporary cinema, Art and cinema