Films tell stories, communicate ideas, and excite our imagination. Films are created by specific cultures and reflect those cultures, and in turn, affect those cultures. Films are an art form, a source of popular entertainment and a powerful method for educating people.
Films have elements in common with plays and dances, – scripts, sets, costumes, production, direction, actors, audiences, storyboards, and scores.
The visual elements of film give them a universal power of communication. Films have become popular worldwide by dubbing the soundtrack or using subtitles to translate the dialogue into the language of the viewer.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is a work of visual art used to simulate experiences that communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty, or atmosphere through the use of moving images.