World Cinema world cinema is the film and film industries of non-English-speaking countries. It is therefore often used interchangeably with the term foreign film. However, both world cinema and foreign filmcould be taken to refer to the films of all countries. Other than one's own, regardless of native language. Technically, foreign film does not mean the same as foreign language film. But the inference is that a foreign film is not only foreign in terms of the country of production, but also in terms of the language used. As such, the use of the term foreign film for films produced in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada or other English-speaking countries would be uncommon within other English-speaking countries.