Definition of cineaste in English:

cineaste

(also cineast)

noun

  • 1A filmmaker.

    • ‘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. 1.1An enthusiast for or devotee of movies or filmmaking.
      • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

cineaste

/ˈsinēˌast/