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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


RE-DESTRUCTION
by Simon El Habre is now online at the VoD platforn sooner and on amazon prime.


NATION ESTATE and SOLOMON'S STONE
are invited to the Palestine Independent Film Festival Limossol in Cyprus in the end of February 2024.


LARISSA SANSOUR'S SCI-FI TRILOGY
is invited to the Sci-Fi Film Festival in Melbourne (Australia) at the end of February 2024.


STANDSTILL
Majdi El Omari is waving the Palestinian and the Mohawk
(Kanienkehaka people) experiences of uprooting into a film of reflection and solidarity.


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


ALEPPO - MAGAMS FOR PLEASURE
is presented by CineArab in Freiburg (Germany) on 24 January 2024.


THE DREAM
This classic of Arab documentary cinema is shot in 1980-81 and composed of interviews with Palestinian refugees from the refugee camps in Lebanon. The DVD is available with home video or with institutional rights.


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


FROM CAIRO
by Hala Galal is shown in a special screening on 28 January 2024 in Saalbau Heppenheim.


ROUTE 181 - FRAGMENTS OF A JOURNEY IN PALESTINE-ISRAEL
is presented at Volksbühne Berlin in cooperation with the Academy of Arts on February 16th, 2024.