Cinema (short for cinematographer or cinematography) is the technique and art of creating and projecting footage (as films were known at the time). The history of cinema as a spectacle began in Paris on December 28, 1895. Since then, it has undergone a series of changes in several ways. On the one hand, the technology of the cinematograph has evolved a lot, from its beginnings with the silent films of the Lumière brothers to the digital cinema of the 21st century. On the other hand, the language of film has evolved, including the conventions of the genre, and thus different film genres have emerged. Thirdly, it has evolved with society, which has led to the development of various film movements. As a way of telling stories or events, film is an art, and commonly, considering the six arts of the classical world, it is called the "seventh art". However, due to the diversity of films and the freedom of creation, it is difficult to define what cinema is today. However, television creations that deal with narrative, editing, scriptwriting, and in most cases consider the director as the true author, are considered artistic manifestations, or cinema art (art cinema). On the other hand, documentary or journalistic creation is classified according to its genre. In spite of this, and because of the participation in documentaries and journalistic films of personnel with their own unique and possibly artistic vision (directors, photographers and cameramen, among others), it is very difficult to delimit the artistic quality of a film production.