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.
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 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).
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
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.