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Cinémots is a bilingual French-English dictionary of cinema & television terms. Translate filmmaking words instantly from French to English or from English to French.

There are over 2000 entries in each language, including words, phrases, expressions and acronyms. The app works offline, meaning no internet connection is required.

Cinémots is the highest quality French-English film dictionary available and is also the most contemporary and up to date. Both creative and technical filmmaking terminologies are included. Likewise, you'll find both older film technology terms and newer digital media terms.

The interface is extremely intuitive. When viewing a translation card, tap a word to cross-translate it or hear your iPhone speak the translation in French or English (new feature in version 2!). Simply swipe a card sideways to review recent translations. You can also use the Share button to instantly email, message or save translations you find.

The dictionary includes advanced features such as...
- Part of speech identifiers (noun, verb, adjective, etc.)
- The gender of French words
- British and American versions of English words
- Context indicators for improved comprehension
- Acronyms and abbreviations

Search the entire dictionary or browse by subject category. There are 18 different categories to view: Camera, Cinema, Computer, Editing, Electronics, Film, Genres, Image, Lighting, On Set, Production, Roles, Shots, Sound, Television, Theory, VFX and Video.

Cinémots is carefully written, beautifully designed and expertly coded. The result is a high-quality professional tool, specifically crafted for the iPhone.

Ideal for filmmakers, industry technicians, television producers, academics, students, media professionals, actors, film reviewers, cinephiles, and much more.

What’s New

Version 2.0

- New modern interface
- Voice synthesis: Tap a word to hear your iPhone speak!
- Updates to the dictionary content
- Additional Share button functionality


Mike Daly
1.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).


English, French

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2017 Mike Daly


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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