Registration for theupcoming 44th Marche Du Film (May 14-24) is up 55% compared to the same periodlast year, following the installation of a new online registration service.

Set up at the behest ofexecutive director Jerome Paillard, the facility is, claims Paillard, the firstof its kind in the entertainment industry. It appeared on the market'swebsite at the beginning of the month.

'I am very pleased tooffer online registration as yet another tool to make this market moresuccessful for its participants. So far we have received excellent reactionsfrom our clients, who appreciate the simplified registration process,'Paillard said in a statement.

The market, which runsconcurrently with the Cannes Film Festival, attracted a record 7,368participants last year, marking a 15% increase on the previous year.