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One who directs or produces movies.


(ˈfɪlmˌmeɪ kər)

a producer or director of motion pictures.
film′mak`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.filmmaker - a producer of motion picturesfilmmaker - a producer of motion pictures  
auteur - a filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works
film director, director - the person who directs the making of a film
New Waver - a film maker who follows New Wave ideas
producer - someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a show (play or film or program or similar work)
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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen have revealed a shortlist of four talented Gulf filmmakers for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award.
Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase (Suzaku, Still The Water, An) and Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel (La Cienaga, The Headless Woman) are the first filmmakers confirmed as the Masters for the festival.
One filmmaker got sick and was unable to shoot his segment even though we had already built the story and the geography of the story around him.
These filmmakers will take part in festival and market events, screenings, filmmaker forums and panels, as well as meeting with industry professionals at the Abu Dhabi Pavilion in Cannes.
You never have the option to purchase the film the filmmaker intended to make.
The show was originally a collaboration between Beckett and Mesh Flinders, a 26-year-old aspiring filmmaker from Petaluma.
He made all of his films as George Landow, not changing his name to Owen Land until the early '80s, when he was no longer active as a filmmaker.
I'm born and bred in Saskatchewan and proud to be a Saskatchewan filmmaker," she says, adding films produced here "can compete around the world.
In one instance, Egypt's most acclaimed filmmaker Youssef Chahine was taken to court over his 1994 film Al Mouhager (The Exiled).
I can't really totally prove it yet because there are so few women out there," adds Welbon, the filmmaker whose credits include the much-praised documentary Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100, "but one of the things that happens to filmmakers is that there's a lot of support on the film festival circuit.
Jackson recently reprised the Shaft mystique under the direction of John Shagleton, but blaxploitation lives most authentically in print with the commercial success of today's "street life fiction" genre, although white filmmaker Quentin Tarrantino is a self-professed disciple with his over-the-top Kill Bill.
The second chapter devoted to Branagh further explores this vision of the filmmaker as a self-loathing Irishman by examining Branagh's shabby treatment of the Irish captain Macmorris in his film adaptation of Henry V.