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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 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


NEW! FROM CAIRO
Hala Gala's award winning documentary about the lives and resilience of two single women in Cairo. In early November the film shows at the Medfilm Festival in Rome (Italy). On November 24th FROM CAIRO shows in Rabat (Morocco) in the presence of the director, followed by 3 days online presentation.

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COUNTING TILES
by Cynthia Coucair is presented at 7 December 2022 at Cine Arab in Freiburg (Germany).


NATION ESTATE
Larissa Sansour's Sci-fi is part of the short film program of the 1st Palestine Film Days Cologne (Germany) in early November.


MY NAME IS NOT ALI
Viola Shafik's anti-biography about El Hedi Ben Salem shows in November at Cinema Akil in Dubai (UAE) and at FilmZ Mainz in Germany.


DVD/VoD of the Month

THE NIGHT (al-Leil) by Mohamad Malas buy DVD


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 showing in program of the Festival International Jean Rouch in Paris (France) this November.


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


WAJIB
Annemarie Jacir's multi-award winning feature shows on 5 November in the program of the Palestinian Film days Cologne.


1982 Nineteen Eighty-Two
Oualid Mouaness' multi-award winning feature is presented in the official program of the Arab Film Festival Zurich (Switzerland) in the end of November 2022.