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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 sooner 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

by Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind wins the Theme-Sensitive Award at the Imagine Science Festival New York (USA). The film shows in October online online at the Boston Palestine Film Festival (USA)  and offline the film can be watched at Kino der Kunst in Munich and Nuernberg (Germany) as well as at the Institut du Monde Arabe and the Festival Ciné Palestine, both in Paris (France).

by Sarah Francis shows in October at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York (USA), the Pacific Meridian International Film Festival Vladivostok (Russia), the International Film Festival Sao Paolo (Brazil) and the Latin Arab Film Festival in Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Sarah Francis' extraordinary city portrait of Beirut is showing on October 9th and 10th, 2020 online at the Between Women Filmmakers Caravan, a festival in Cairo (Egypt).

Rana Eid's acoustic portrait of Beirut will be streamed worldwide at the 12th and 13th of October 2020 at the  Between Women Filmmakers Caravan in Cairo (Egypt).

by Larissa Sansour is invited in October to the Festival Film Femmes Mediterranées in Marseille (France).

the multi-awarded film by Ghassan Halwani shows in October offline in the program of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (France).

DVD of the month

Erased,___Ascent of the Invisible by Ghassan Halwani.

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
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

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.

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

by Annmarie Jacir was theatrically released by mec film in Germany in autumn 2019. The next screening is:
08.07.2020 Nürnberg (Mediterranean Film Days)
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