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iPhone app launched at Cannes Film Festival by Cellhire Plc

Cellhire, a global mobile solutions specialist, has developed a unique iPhone application for Marché du Film, the organisation behind the Cannes Film Festival.

Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes commented “Cellhire has developed a wonderful iPhone app that is quick, clear and makes great use of the iPhone user interface. It’s made a big impact at Cannes this year and will help us bring the power of the Cinando database to our users at film festivals throughout the year”.

The app provides on-the-move access to the Cinando cinema industry database for film professionals. The home page always shows the next available screenings at the current event (Cannes 2010) and provides a single click way to search for people, companies, films and listings. Attendees at the current event are highlighted with their on-site contact information to make staying in touch at annual film events that much easier.

The Cinando iPhone application is available now to download at the iPhone app store.

Cinando is a database dedicated to cinema industry professionals with up-to-the minute details of companies, contacts, films and screening schedules. The Cinando website attracts millions of views a year and Cellhire was asked to bring this online network to the iPhone. Cleverly, the app adapts throughout the year to pick up the current film event such as the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin EFM and Hong Kong Film Mart providing vital information on dates and screenings right on the home page. Although the Cinando application was initially designed for the Cannes Film Festival, it can be utilised throughout the year as a resource for all film industry professionals.

Tim Williams, Chief Executive of the Cellhire Group commented “Cellhire’s partnership with the Cannes Film Festival has continued to expand over the last 10 years from simply being a phone rental provider”he added “we are delighted that the delivery of this innovative new service was entrusted to us and to Cellhire’s in-house development team.”

Cellhire has provided communication solutions for numerous film events including the American Film Market, Sundance Film Festival, European Film Market and the Oscars as well as being the exclusive supplier to the Cannes Film Festival for twelve consecutive years.

The iPhone is a new addition to the Cellhire rental portfolio, combined with local French airtime, internet and SMS for Cannes. This solution offers free incoming calls and low national call rates throughout the duration of the event and comes with the Cinando application preloaded onto the handset. For further information visit

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