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Mec Film

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 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 Arab World in 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


IN VITRO
by Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind is awarded with a Special Mention at the Festival internazionale Segni della Notte in Italy.


ERASED,___ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE
Ghassan Halwani wins the award for the Best Film at the international competition of This Human World Festival in Vienna (Austria). In January the film shows at the Jameel Arts Center in Dubai (UAE) and at Wekalet Behna in Alexandria (Egypt).


CHRONIC
by Mohamed Sabbah is presented at the end of January at the Pink Life QueerFest in Ankara (Turkey).


DVD of the Month - THE ONE MAN VILLAGE
A wonderful work, in every aspect. (radioeins)
A film full of poetry and simple worldly wisdom. (Berliner Morgenpost)
A film that goes under the skin. (Al-Mustaqbal)
buy DVD | stream with MMedia | stream with realeyz


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


WAJIB
by Annmarie Jacir was theatrically released by mec film in Germany on September 19th, 2019.

22.+29.1.2020      Freiburg (Kino im alten Wiehrebahnhof)
26.-29.1.2019       Frankfurt-Hoechst (FilmForum)
05.02.2020           Munich (Bellevue Di Monaco)
16.02.2020           Kempten (Colosseum Center)
all screening dates