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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.

monthly newsletter November 2017

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

by Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind shows at the program NUCLEUS, imagining science at the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2017 from October 22nd till November 26st 2017 in Groningen/The Netherlands. On November 26th the film shows at Mucem in Marseille/ France.

by Liwaa Yazji is touring Kashmir/India with the IAWRT, the International Association of Women in Radio & Television, India section's travelling festival commencing November 1st, 2017.

by Larissa Sansour is on daily gallery display in the framework of the Strasbourg-Mediterranean Festival between November 25th and December 9th, 2017.

can be seen at the at Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival in Australia on November 18th, 2017, at the 8th edition of the Regards Palestiniens Montréal in Canada at the Cinémathèque québécoise as well as at the Rencontres Cinématographiques Palestine Filmer c'est exister in Geneva / Switzerland, both at the end of November.

by Mohammad Shawky Hassan is presented at Mucem in Marseille / France on November 26th, at the AFAC Film Nights at the Sursock Museum in Beirut / Lebanon on December, 6th 2017 and at the CAVE Film Festival Screening at the Minnesota Museum of American Art on January 6th, 2018.

by Mohamed Sabbah shows on December, 7th 2017at the International Queer & Migrant Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in the presence of the director.

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.

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

by Mahdi Fleifel is now online at our partner VOD channel realeyz with German subtitles.