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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 the mec film channel at our VOD partner sooner. 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


DIARIES OF A FLYING DOG
by Bassem Fayad shows in the August program of Aflamuna online and world-wide.


PANOPTIC
Rana Eid's essay documentary shows on 20.7.22 at Die Linse in Muenster (Germany), on 4 August in the German Film Institute Filmmuseum (DFF) in Frankfurt (in the presence of the director), and on 14.8.22 at Cinema Akil in Dubai (UAE).


ERASED,___ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE
also four years after its world premiere in Locarno Ghassan Halwani's film is touring international screens, in July in Muenster (Germany) and at the ArteEast Unpacking the Archive program (USA).


DVD/VoD of the Month

HAUNTED by Liwaa Yazji buy DVD | view online

Haunted tells of the loss of home and security, of the real and metaphorical meaning which a house, a home has in one’s life.


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 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


THE ONE MAN VILLAGE
Simon El Habre's multi award winning documentary from 2008 is now available digitally and shows on August 1st at Die Linse (Germany).