film·​mak·​er | \ ˈfilm-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce filmmaker (audio) \

Definition of filmmaker

: one who makes motion pictures

Examples of filmmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like those artists Mendel observes performing their research, Gandis is a filmmaker charting new ways of telling stories that connect environmental concerns with personal ones and which sees the two as inherently intertwined. Manuel Betancourt, Variety, 19 Oct. 2021 The filmmaker’s ensemble features Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds and Caitriona Balfe. Michael Phillips,, 16 Sep. 2021 Now the Thai filmmaker’s back on the Croisette with his English-language debut, starring Tilda Swinton as a visitor to Colombia who has a revelatory experience on an archaeological dig. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 2 July 2021 The visionary filmmaker compared Zola’s frenetic pace to that of Hieronymus Bosch’s disturbing masterpiece, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Jasmin Hernandez, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 June 2021 The new black-and-gold court features a mural designed by ASAP Ferg, an artist and Harlem native, and produced by Set Free Richardson, an artist and filmmaker. New York Times, 10 Oct. 2021 Writer and filmmaker Jacob Brown and painter Benjamin Curtin Staker met about eight years ago when Benji was singing backup vocals in a band. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 6 Oct. 2021 Neshat has devoted much of her career to women’s rights and the fight for democracy, both as a photographer and filmmaker. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 20 Sep. 2021 In his opening remarks, Branagh recalled his early days doing Shakespeare on stage in Toronto, before coming to the festival many times over as an actor and filmmaker. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 12 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of filmmaker

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Filmmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of filmmaker

: a person (such as a director or producer) who makes movies

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