The term cinéaste means ‘filmmaker’ in French, but Anglophones use it to refer to those who make films as well as those who enjoy them—devotees of motion pictures, or movie buffs.

It’s similar to the way the term fashionista can be applied to designers, as well as followers, of fashion.

When used in English, cinéaste is occasionally spelled without the accent (cineaste), and even without the final e (cineast), but why not be snobby and spell it the proper French way?