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Mec Film

Distributing films by Arab directors

 

Welcome to mec film!

mec film is an international distribution and sales company for films by Arab directors.

  • The films in the International Catalogue vary in length and genre and can be booked by cinemas, festivals, cultural and educational institutions or social centres. The films all 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 distributed in cinemas in Germany and are subtitled in German, they are all feature length.
  • Many titles from the catalogue can be watched online in Europe at the mec film channel at our VOD partner sooner and in Arab countries at istikana. 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 Arab World in our DVD-shop.
  • Universities can acquire educational rights for all titles, please contact us directly via mail.

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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


NATION ESTATE
Larissa Sansour's short Sci-fi will be shown on August 13, 2024 in the supporting program of the exhibition Notes on Land and Representation at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery at Concordia University in Canada.


LIKE TWENTY IMPOSSIBLES
by Annemarie Jacir is in invited to the Summer Film Academy Zwierzyniec in Poland in August 2024.


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
Mohamad Malas' documentary film classic is presented in the framework of the Flaherty Seminar New York's cooperation with the Thai Film Archives in Salay (Thailand) in July 2024 and is online for private streaming with Sooner.


THE NIGHT
A newly digitized version of the film is premiered, in the presence of the director, at the festival Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna (Italy) at the end of June/early July 2024.


The Cinema of Muhammad Malas. Visions of a Syrian Auteur
This book by Samirah Alkassim and Nezar Andary provides an in-depth and intimate study of the cinema of Muhammad Malas. Archival images run through the chapters of this book which combines insightful interviews with excerpts from Malas’s literary works and critical explorations of his cinematic style and thematic concerns. The book concludes with Malas’s own words, sharing the treatment of his film project Cinema al-Dunya. 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


1982 - NINETEEN EIGHTY-TWO
Oualid Mouaness' Lebanese 2020 Oscar entry is now available on German speaking territories on SOONER.