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Middle Eastern Cinemas

 

Welcome to mec film!

mec film is an international distribution and sales company for films by Arab directors. On the background of ongoing debates about the region 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 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


COUNTING TILES
by Cynthia Choucair was honored with a Special Mention at the 3rd Aswan Women's Film Festival (Egypt) and is part of the competition for feature documentaries at the Mediterranean Cinema Festival in Tétouan (Morocco) in March. In April the film is showing at Ayam Beirut (Lebanon) and in the program Beyond Spring, curated by Viola Shafik, in Berlin (Germany).


ERASED,___ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE
by Ghassan Halwani celebrates its Mexican premiere at FUCINAM in Mexico in early March - followed by the FUCINAM Tour in different Mexican cities, the Rumanian one in the middle of the same month at the One World Festival in Bucharest and at the end of March the film shows at the LatinArab Film Festival in Buenos Aires (Argentina). In April Erased,___Ascent of the Invisible shows at the independent Arab Film Festival Ayam Beirut (Lebanon), at Aflam Marseilles (France), at Ayam Beirut (Lebanon) and at ALFILM, the Arab Film Festival Berlin (Germany).


PANOPTIC
by Rana Eid is showing at the end of March at the LatinArab Film Festival in Buenos Aires (Argentina). In April the film and the director are invited to ALFILM in Berlin (Germany).


Larissa Sansour's SCI-FI TRILOGY
shows at the Théâtre Liberté in Toulon (France) and at the Mostra de Cinema Árabe Feminino in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in March 2019.


BIRDS OF SEPTEMBER
by Sarah Francis is showing at the Arab Women's Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in March.


ON A MONDAY
by Tamer El Said (In the Last Days of the City) at #Rewindayam. Since 20 years the independent Arab Film Festival Ayam Beirut al Cinema'iya is taking place. For it's 10th old treasures of the program are presented. Among them Tamer El Said's  short film On A Monday from 2004. You can watch the film at realeyz or at MMedia.


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 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


AND ON A DIFFERENT NOTE
by Mohammad Shawky Hassan shows on March, 22nd 2019 at the Arab Cinema Club at B-Movies in Hamburg.


ERASED,___ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE
by Ghassan Halwani shows on April 6th and 7th 2019 at ALFILM, the Arab Film Festival Berlin. On April 23rd, 2019 the film is presented in the program of Allerweltskinos at Off-Broadway in Cologne.


PANOPTIC
by Rana Eid is showing in the program of ALFILM, the Arab Film Festival Berlin in the presence of the director on 8.4.2019 at 21.00h in Wolf Kino and on 9.4.2019 at 19.00h at Arsenal.


COUNTING TILES
by Cynthia Choucair can be watched in the program Beyond Spring, curated by Viola Shafik, on 11.4.2019 at 19.30h in the Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin.