Glossary of Chinese Filmmaking Terminology

Chinese filmmaking vocabulary for those who work in the film industry:

Diàn  yǐng       diàn yǐng jié

电影 film      电影节 film festival

Diàn yǐng yuàn             dǎo yǎn

电影院 cinema              导演 director

Zhì zuò rén / jiān zhì

制作人/监制 producer

Nán yǎn yuán      nǚ yǎn yuán

男演员 actor    女演员 actress

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背景音乐 bèi jǐng yīn yuè   background music

bù jǐng            chóng pāi jìng tóu

布景 settings        重拍镜头 retake

Diàn shì diàn yǐng     diàn yǐng jiǎng

电视电影 TV Movie      电影奖 film award 

电影明星 diàn yǐng míng xīng film star

电影剧本 diàn yǐng jù běn  film script

对话 Duì huà  dialogue

Dòng zuò piàn      dòng huà piàn

动作片 action film  动画片 animated film

Ài qíng piān                    Jì lù piàn

爱情片 romantic comedy   纪录片 documentary

fú zhuāng

服装 costume   

gǎi biān

改编 adaptation

Guān zhòng

观众 audience

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