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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


IN THE FUTURE THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN and NATION ESTATE
In April 2024 Batalha Centro de Cinema in Porto (Portugal) shows Larissa Sansour's short Sci-fis.


BIRDS OF SEPTEMBER
by Sarah Francis is presented in the documentary section of the Akbank Short Film Festival in Istanbul (Turkey) in early April 2024. Online at Sooner or amazon prime.


A SPACE EXODUS
Larissa Sansour's five minutes short is invited to the Cinema&Arti.Brera Festival in Milano (Italy) in April 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 will be presented in a doubble feature with Omar Amiralay's There are Still so Many Things to Say in the Spotlight of ALFILM, the Arab Fillm Festival in Berlin (Germany), introduced by Irit Neidhardt (mec film), at the end of April as well as at the Images Film Festival in Toronto (Canada).


film classic

DREAMS OF THE CITY
now available for cinemas, festivals and institutions in digital format and as DVD with either home video or educational rights.


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


ROUTE 181 - FRAGMENTS OF A JOURNEY IN PALESTINE - ISRAEL
The 270-minute film by Michel Khleifi and Eyal Sivan will be shown in three parts of 90 minutes each at the Taranta Babu in Dortmund (Germany) on April 13, 2024.


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