cineaste

[sin-ee-ast, sin-ey-]
noun
1.
any person, especially a director or producer, associated professionally with filmmaking.
2.
an aficionado of filmmaking.
Also, cineast, cinéaste.


Origin:
1925–30; < French cinéaste, equivalent to ciné- cine- + -aste, as in ecclésiaste, gymnaste, etc.

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cineaste (ˈsɪnɪˌæst)
 
n
an enthusiast for films
 
[C20: French, from cinema + -aste, as -ast in enthusiast]

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