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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 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 subtitled in German and 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 Middle East our DVD-shop.

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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


ERASED,___ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE
Ghassan Halwani's essay documentary was honored with the award for the best documentary film at the Gabes Cinema Fen (Tunisia) and is nominated for the Arab Critics Award by Arab Cinema Centre as one of three feature documentaries. In May the film celebrates it's Asian premiere at the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea and its Spanish premiere at the Documenta Madrid.


COUNTING TILES
by Cynthia Choucair shows in May at Construire Cinema in Buenos Aires (Argentina).


NATION ESTATE
by Larissa Sansour is shown in May/June at TEOR/eTica in Costa Rica and at the Festival Ciné-Palestine in Paris (France).


AND AN IMAGE WAS BORN
Firas Khoury's short film is part of the short film selection of the Festival Ciné-Palestine in Paris (France) whic is running at the end of May/early June.


PANOPTIC
by Rana Eid is invited to the Flying Broom Women's Film Festival in Ankara (Turkey) which opens at the end of May as well as to the Muestra Internacional de Cine Documental MICDOC in Argentina.


DVD of the Month - SOLOMON'S STONE
Ramzi Maqdisi's black comedy about life in Jersualem.
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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)
by Mohamad Malas, a classic of Arab documentary cinema, is showing in the end of May/early June at the Festival Ciné-Palestine in Paris (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 will be theatrically released by mec film. The release date is to be announced soon.