film·​mak·​ing ˈfilm-ˌmā-kiŋ How to pronounce filmmaking (audio)
: the making of motion pictures

Example Sentences

plans to attend New York University to learn filmmaking
Recent Examples on the Web Under that banner, the trio would go on to produce Night of the Living Dead and revolutionize horror filmmaking forevermore. Declan Gallagher,, 19 Jan. 2023 His dad said Scheinert got into filmmaking through local competitions and musical theater during high school. Ben Flanagan |, al, 15 Jan. 2023 The night of the IFTAs — to have received that recognition from the Irish filmmaking community was very special. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Jan. 2023 Before making this maiden leap into feature filmmaking, Ball built a name for himself with spooky YouTube videos based on other people's bad dreams. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 12 Jan. 2023 Are movie theaters in danger of losing provocative filmmaking of the kind practiced by Gray, Novak and Bratton to the dominion of home entertainment platforms? Steven Gaydos, Variety, 10 Jan. 2023 Spielberg's main competition is Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once, a spectacular filmmaking achievement full of visual spectacle. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 9 Jan. 2023 During her speech, Field also honored her friend's incredible impact on filmmaking. Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 7 Jan. 2023 The festival also hosted numerous free education events geared to the local filmmaking community, all presented with the support of the Ford Foundation. Steve Byrne, Detroit Free Press, 7 Jan. 2023 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'filmmaking.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmmaking was in 1912

Dictionary Entries Near filmmaking

Cite this Entry

“Filmmaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?