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.
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
by Liwaa Yazji
“When the bombs fell, the first thing we did was run away. It was not until later that we realized we had not looked back. We were not allowed to say goodbye to our home, our memories, our photos and the life that was lived within them. We have become vacant like these spaces; our hastily packed belongings and the forgotten things haunt us.”
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20 years to the invasion of Iraq
Koutaiba al-Janabi's 2010 feature fiction is worth a re-vision 20 years after the invasion of Iraq.
Leaving Baghdad provides a stunningly fresh take on the documentary form, mixing together a powerful character study of a man slipping into paranoia with a potent indictment on the trauma inflicted by Saddam Hussein's reign. (Raindance Film Festival)
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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 experimental short film is invited to the London Palestine Film Festival in November 2023.
The portrait of the only resident of Quneitra (1975) shows in the program of the London Palestine Film Festival in November 2023 and on 1st December at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City.