watch a film
He stayed in and watched a film on TV.
see a film
We saw a good film last night at the cinema.
appear in a film
She once appeared in a film with Al Pacino.
star in a film (=be one of the main characters in a film)
Robert Mitchum starred in a film called 'River of No Return' with Marilyn Monroe.
direct a film
The film was directed by Jean-Luc Godard.
edit a film
The film was edited using the latest digital technology.
make/shoot a film
Sutton has been making a film for Australian television.
show/screen a film
The film is being shown in cinemas all across the country.
distribute a film
Warner Bros became the first major studio to distribute its films over the Internet.
a film stars/features somebody
The film starred Brad Pitt.
a film is released/comes out (=it is made available for people to see)
The film is due to come out in May.
a film is showing (also a film is on British English) (=it is being shown at a cinema)
The film is on at the Odeon Cinema.
ADJECTIVES/NOUN + FILM
a horror/adventure/war film
He likes watching horror films.
a cowboy/gangster etc film
John Wayne was best-known for his roles in cowboy films.
a feature film (=a full-length film shown in the cinema)
Shane Meadows’ first feature film was 'Twenty Four Seven'.
a documentary film
He has just completed a documentary film about Thomas Jefferson.
an independent film (=a film made by a small film company)
Young directors began making small independent films.
a foreign-language film (=a film in a language that is not the audience’s native language)
Foreign-language films seldom do well at the box office.
a low-budget film
He’s currently producing his own low-budget film.
a big-budget film
a big-budget film aimed at the mass market
a silent film (=made in the time before films had sound)
a star of silent films
FILM + NOUN
the film industry
Scorsese is a highly respected figure in the film industry.
a film company/studio (=a company that produces films)
a European film company trying to compete with the major Hollywood studios
a film studio (=a special building where films are made)
Many of the scenes were shot in a film studio.
a film actor/star
John Voight, the American film star, is perhaps best known for his Oscar winning performance in 'Midnight Cowboy'.
a film director
This year’s festival includes a tribute to the French film director Bertrand Tavernier.
a film producer (=someone who controls the preparation of a film)
British film producer Alexander Korda decided to make a movie about Vienna.
a film maker (=someone who makes films, especially as a director)
He is one of several exciting young film makers.
a film soundtrack (=the recorded music for a film)
The film’s soundtrack was composed by Ennio Morricone.
In 'La Strada', Nino Rota demonstrates the poetic power of film music.
a film festival
The Berlin Film Festival attracted more than 400 films from around the world.
a film premiere (=the first showing of a film)
Film premieres tend to be glamorous occasions.
a film crew/unit (=a group of people working together to make a film)
The film crew are making a documentary about village life.
a film camera
The company produces digital film cameras.
a film buff (=someone who is interested in films and knows a lot about them)
Film buffs will enjoy reading 'The 100 Best Movies of All Time'.
a film critic
The review was written by 'The Daily Telegraph’s' film critic.
a film school
He graduated from film school in 1998.
She’s studying for a diploma in film studies.