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 Now in its 36th year, the festival has long made room for female filmmakers even when there weren’t all that many. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "At Sundance, a Glorious Diversity of Voices Breaks Through," 31 Jan. 2020 Many of the year’s notable titles already have distribution in place, which can really take the pressure off for filmmakers. Mark Olsenstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: Getting things started at the Sundance Film Festival," 24 Jan. 2020 This program is elevating Canadian artists like me to be able to collaborate with talented filmmakers who otherwise might not have the money to realize the potential of their project. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "Grant Recipients Named for Canada's Music Video Production Project," 24 Jan. 2020 For decades, both Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Searchlight ranked among Hollywood’s premiere destinations for filmmakers. R.t. Watson, WSJ, "Disney Drops ‘Fox’ From Twentieth Century Movie Studio Name," 17 Jan. 2020 The dearth of nominations for female filmmakers stoked more backlash than anything else at this year’s Globes. Author: Jake Coyle, Anchorage Daily News, "“1917,” “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” win Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2020 Just being nominated along with fellow amazing international filmmakers was a huge honor. Diane J. Cho,, "The 14 Most Talked About Moments of the Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2020 The dearth of nominations for female filmmakers stoked more backlash than anything else at this year’s Globes. Dallas News, "‘1917,’ ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ win Golden Globes," 5 Jan. 2020 Bette Davis lived in the building, along with other filmmakers. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Jamie Lee Curtis Has Never Worked Hard a Day in Her Life," 1 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of filmmaker

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Filmmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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

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