film·​mak·​er ˈfilm-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce filmmaker (audio)
: one who makes motion pictures

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Not 100 yards away, 22-year-old Mohamed Khalili, his thick hair pushed back with a bright bandanna, was also ready to hold his ground; soon, Hajer Qusay, a 22-year-old filmmaker, would be there with her video camera to film the scene. Mustafa Salim, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2023 The documentary was directed by award-winning Italian filmmaker Giovanni Troilo, who previously won acclaim for his portrayal of the people of Rome and those who live in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Brendan Mcaleer, Car and Driver, 19 Mar. 2023 My work as a filmmaker – director, writer and showrunner – takes me to many great stories, to mine difficult characters and to illuminate their brutality and their humanity. Patrick Frater, Variety, 16 Mar. 2023 The filmmaker's last movie, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, was distributed by Sony. Tommy Mcardle, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2023 Video of the event posted by attendees and a documentary filmmaker shows a bald, white man swinging a black flag with a white swastika. Will Carless, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2023 Rodriguez, who was born in San Antonio and now calls Austin home, spoke briefly about his roots as a Texas filmmaker, shooting locally at a time when there wasn't as robust a regional scene. A A Dowd, Chron, 13 Mar. 2023 Otto Desćinski — better known as Otto Desć — is a completely fictional filmmaker that was made up by Ryan Reynolds' creative agency Maximum Effort as part of a multi-spot ad campaign for software company Autodesk. Emlyn Travis,, 13 Mar. 2023 As far as we’re concerned, Alabama’s most audacious and authentic filmmaker has no need of these. Mary Colurso |, al, 12 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmmaker was in 1908

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“Filmmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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