Definition of cineaste in English:

cineaste

Syllabification: cin·e·aste
Pronunciation: /ˈsinēˌast
 
/
(also cineast)

noun

  • 1A filmmaker.
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    • Nouvelle vague of the 1960s was conceived in a similar spirit by French cineasts who realized that the Hollywood studios had turned the movie into a product to be consumed.
  • 1.1An enthusiast for or devotee of movies or filmmaking.
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    • The 2004 Cannes Film Festival was a treat for gay cineasts.

Origin

1920s: from French cinéaste, from ciné (from cinéma), on the pattern of enthousiaste 'enthusiast'.

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