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Mec Film

Films by Arab directors

 

Welcome to mec film!

mec film is an international distribution and sales company for films by Arab directors.

  • The films in the International Catalogue vary in length and genre and can be booked by cinemas, festivals, cultural and educational institutions or social centres. The films all have English subtitles, sometimes we can provide translation in additional languages.
  • mec film is serving as agent to the films of renown Syrian film-maker Mohamad Malas. Together with Dunia Film in Damascus we make copies available or connect you to the distributor for your territory.
  • The movies in the German Catalogue are distributed in cinemas in Germany and are subtitled in German, they are all feature length.
  • Many titles from the catalogue can be watched online at our partners MMedia in Beirut or at the mec film channel at realeyz in Berlin. A selection of documentaries is available for online viewing in the mec film collection at minaa in Amman. Those who prefer to hold a DVD in their hand find most of the titles from this catalogue as well as selected additional films from the Arab World in our DVD-shop.

Homevideo

Many titles from the catalogue can be watched online at the mec film channels of our partners MMedia in Beirut and realeyz in Berlin. Those who prefer to hold a DVD in their hand find most of the titles from this catalogue as well as selected additional films from the Arab World in our DVD-shop. We send the DVDs upon receiving payment by snail mail.


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International Catalogue

In this catalogue you find short and feature length films with English subtitles, sometimes we can provide additional languages. Most films are available in digital formats. more


THE ONE MAN VILLAGE
by Simon El Habre is available for free streaming worldwide until 8.4.2020 at the new platform Aflamuna from Lebanon. If you prefer to hold a DVD in your hand, you can buy it from here.


SOLOMON'S STONE
by Ramzi Maqdisi is part of the special program of Palestinian cultural magazine Roumman Al Thaqafia on facebook (free access, you do not need a facebook account).


NATION ESTATE
by Larissa Sansour is presented from 30.3. till 5.4.2020 at the International My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival. The streaming is free of charge.


AND ON A DIFFERENT NOTE
by Mohammad Shawky Hassan plays from 2. till 8.4.2020 in the online-Program of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture AFAC.


DVD of the month - HAUNTED
Filmmaker Liwaa Yazji weaves conversations with friends, family and internal refugees from the Syrian civil war into an eloquent meditation on the physical, emotional and psychological toll of displacement. (tiff)
buy the DVD | view the film online


The Cinema of Mohamad Malas

mec film is serving as agent to the films of renown Syrian film-maker Mohamad Malas. Together with Dunia Film in Damascus we make copies available or connect you to the distributor for your territory. more


THE DREAM (al-Manam)
In 1991 Mohamad Malas published his diary about the shooting of “The Dream” including those dreams which were not included into the documentary under the title al-Manam. Mufakirat Filim at Dar al-Adab in Beirut. In 2016 the English translation, The Dream. A Diary of the Film, was released by the American University in Cairo Press. The DVD is availabe at mecfilm-shop.com.


THE NIGHT (al-Leil)
by Mohamad Malas is showing in April at the Regard Sud Festival in the Institut Lumière in Lyon (France).


The Cinema of Muhammad Malas. Visions of a Syrian Auteur
A monogragraph about Mohamad Malas' work is forthcoming at palgrave macmillan. Authors Samirah Alkassim and Nezar Andary's book provides an in-depth and intimate study of the cinema of Muhammad Malas. read more


German Catalogue

The films in the German Catalogue are licensed for German theatrical and institutional release and have German subtitles. The movies are shown in the regular art-house more


WAJIB
by Annmarie Jacir was theatrically released by mec film in Germany on September 19th, 2019.

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