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Middle Eastern Cinemas

 

Welcome to mec film!

mec film is an international distribution and sales company for films exclusively from the Middle East and North Africa. On the background of ongoing debates about the region - religion and violence, the role of women, or terror - we want to add a different angle and show films that are made in the Arab World. We represent short and feature length documentary and fiction films - without compromise on artistic quality. The mec film catalogue contains only works by film-makers from the Arab World.

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 availble for online viewing in the mec flm 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


PANOPTIC and COUNTING TILES
Rana Eid's PANOPTIC and Cynthia Choucair's COUNTING TILES will show at the Lebanese Focus of Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico. The festival takes place from July 20th till 29th 2018 in the cities of San Miduel de Allende and Capital Guanajuato.


AND ON A DIFFERENT NOTE
by Mohamad Shawky Hassan is showing at the Mosaic Rooms in London on August 2nd, 2018 in the framework of the program "What do you mean, Here we are? Townhouse, Cairo 1998–2018". If yo cannot make it to London, you can watch the movie online here.


ERASED,___ ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE
by Ghassan Halwani will celebrate its World Premiere at 71 Locarno Festival in Switzerland in the Signs of Life Section, for screening dates click here.


VOD of the month: FREE RANGE
Based on actual events, Free Range is the story of a cow that crosses the border from Israel to Lebanon and meets with 16 year old Malakeh and her family. A  Lebanese Spaghetti-Western that talks about borders and power between people, religions, cows and UN interventions. view 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 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


THE NIGHT
by Mohamad Malas is now available as DVD with English subtitles.


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


German catalogue films on DVD and VOD

Most of the films in the German catalogue are available as DVD or VOD. Please browse the catalogue to chose the film you want to obtain.