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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.

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


New!! PANOPTIC
mec film is very proud to have licensed Rana Eid's feature documentary PANOPTIC which premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2017 for international distribution and sales.


BIRDS OF SEPTEMBER
by Sarah Francis is now online for VOD streaming with our partners realeyz.

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AND AN IMAGE WAS BORN
is the title of Firas Khoury's new short which is the latest entry to the mec film catalogue.
The film tells about Palestinian two years old Razi who loves to hear the story of The Monster. read more


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 NIGHT and LADDER TO DAMASCUS
Two feature fiction films by Mohamad Malas, THE NIGHT (1992) and LADDER TO DAMASCUS (2013) show at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Art Center (Egypt) in the end of February 2018.


Tribute to Mohamad Malas at the Festival of Asian Cinema in Vesoul
The Festival International des Cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul (30.1.-6.2.2018) paid tribute to Mohamad Malas with a comprehensive rerospective.
Mohamad Malas, Memory and Life
In 1984, the international audience discovered Syrian cinema through ‘Dreams of the City’, a masterpiece of Arab cinema. continue at the festival's website

from the press
Tribute to Mohamad Malas in al-Hayat on 22 December 2017
Le cinéma syrien de Mohammad Malas
at Radio Mongol' InterZ on 2 February 2018
Un cinéaste syrien au Fica in L'Est Réublicain of 5 February 2018


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


RANA'S WEDDING
by Hany Abu Assad ist showing on February 11th and 16th, 2018 in REX Kino Bern (Switzerland) in the program Cinema as Self-Assertion: Films from Palestine.


HAUNTED
by Liwaa Yazji is showing at Kino Onikon in Herdecke on 17 March 2018.