[ film-mey-ker ]
/ ˈfɪlmˌmeɪ kər /


Also called moviemaker. a producer or director of motion pictures, especially one working in all phases of production: the leading young filmmakers of France.
a person who makes film, especially for use in photography.

Nearby words

  1. filmi,
  2. filmic,
  3. filming,
  4. filmization,
  5. filmland,
  6. filmography,
  7. filmset,
  8. filmsetting,
  9. filmstrip,
  10. filmy

Origin of filmmaker

First recorded in 1905–10; film + maker

Related formsfilm·mak·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for filmmaking

Word Origin and History for filmmaking



from film (n.) + maker.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper