The 63rd Cannes Film Festival is finally upon us, May 12 to 23rd. Now if you’re sunbathing in the back of the swanky Hotel Du Cap (breathtaking view), and are debating to go see that movie in town, you can bust out your iPhone and use the Cannes App to see the trailer first, or read daily film reviews in the palm of your hand.

The team of 15 contributors writing the apps for the Cannes iPhone are from Fest21.com (a professional film festival social network) and Filmfestivals.com. If you don’t have an iPhone, remember it’s compatible with iPad and iTouch iPods…

Other good things to know…

• Complete listing of screenings for films ‘In Competition’ as well as those in Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Special Screenings, Cinéfondation, Short Films, Cannes Classics, Tous les Cinémas du Monde, Caméra d’Or, Cinéma de la Plage, Directors’ Fortnight and International Critics’ Week.
• GPS: Find out what’s on near you during the Festival on your iPhone
• Maps: Embedded Google maps and links to turn-by-turn directions to venues
• Venue details: including photo, address and description for all the cinemas and Festival locations
• Listing of events at Marché du Film, the busiest movie market of the world
• Read film descriptions and watch trailers
• Build your personalized “Favourites” list (great if you are magazine editor)
• Watch daily festival highlight videos
• Read blog posts from the red carpet
• See photos and contribute your own right from your iPhone
• Facebook and Twitter integration

In English and French, of course.

Did I mention it’s free?
Download the Cannes Film Fest App