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MAD Solutions is the first Pan-Arab independent studio and fully integrative marketing and creative consultancy for the Arab film and Entertainment Industry. Less than three years after the company was established, it commenced its distribution activities under the company’s subsidiary MAD Distribution, becoming one of the most important distribution companies in the Arab world.

Operating in Film & TV distribution niches currently not being served in the Arab-speaking-world, MAD Distribution addresses an urgent market problem faced by the growing number of award-winning independent Arab and international filmmakers whose works face major challenges in being seen in theatres outside the festival circuit where they have achieved acclaim and collected numerous prizes.

MAD Distribution’ films have been to more than 17 international festivals; including major festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto. MAD has also offered film distribution and marketing grants for filmmakers at the festivals in Malmo, Venice, Carthage and Cairo.

With a vision for unifying film markets in the Arab world, from the GCC to the Maghreb region, MAD Solutions launched the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) in 2015 as an international promotional platform for Arab cinema at international film festivals and events. The ACC provides the filmmaking industry with a professional window to connect with their counterparts from all over the world through a number of networking opportunities and events that it organizes. The company also publishes the Arab Cinema Magazine, the first English-language publication of its kind specialized in the Arab film industry to address international markets as it accompanies the ACC in international festivals.

Alaa Karkouti


Co-Founder | Managing Partner | Film Analyst
Alaa Karkouti is a renowned Film Analyst, CEO and Co-founder of MAD Solutions and Co-founder of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC). He is an influential professional within the cinema ..... Read More
Maher Diab


Creative Director | Managing Partner
In 2010, Maher co-founded MAD Solutions, the first pan-Arab studio dedicated to the promotion and distribution of the Arabic content to the Arab world and beyond. Diab is MAD Solutions'....... Read More
Abdallah Al Shami


Managing Partner
A Lebanese National who was born and raised in Abu Dhabi, Abdallah is a Multimedia and Graphic Design graduate from the American University of Sharjah. With a short stint in two global..... Read More
Colin Brown


Managing Partner and Director of International Operations
Based in New York City, Colin is part of the senior team of Slated as Editorial Director, the private marketplace for accredited investors to track independent film projects online...... Read More

Meriame Deghedi

Meriame Deghedi

Distribution & Sales Manager
Moshira Farouk

Moshira Farouk

Cultural and Theatrical Distribution Manager
Marwan Elshafie

Marwan Elshafie

Festivals Coordinator