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Genres in Film & Television

Genre can be defined as "a class or category of artistic work characterised by a particular form, content or technique". There are no hard and fast rules though — many people interpret the word differently.

For example, "indie films" are often referred to as a genre but according to most definitions they do not constitute a separate genre. Rather, the term "indie" simply means that the production is independent of a major studio. An indie film could be romance or horror.

The following list includes many types of film and television production which could be called genres: