Jacques Aumont (1942) is a French academic and film scholar. He started out as a critic at Cahiers du Cinéma in the late 1960s under editors-in-chief Jean-Louis Comolli and Jean Narboni. He is professor emeritus at University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, director of studies at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and currently teaches at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. As an Eisenstein adept, Aumont participated in the French translation of several writings by the Soviet filmmaker. The books he has published include Esthétique du film (1983), L’image (1990), De l’esthétique au présent (1998), and Limites de la fiction (2014).