Meta House 1 Crew with T-Shirts for the German Film Festival 2009 in Phnom Penh (foto by Sarah Outhwaite)
Multi-media from the heart of Phnom Penh
META ART CAMBODIA LTD. (MAC) is one of Cambodia's leading multi-media-production companies - founded in 2006 by German filmmaker Nico Mesterham and his Cambodian team. In the last three years MAC has successfully produced over 100 documentaries, films and spots (PSAs) for local governmental and non-governmental organizations.

MAC also operates META HOUSE. Cambodia's first media/art/communication center in the heart of the capital Phnom Penh was established in January 2007 in association with the International Academy at the Free University of Berlin. META HOUSE is not only known for its cultural activities, art exhibitions, film screenings and events, but also for its particapatory approach.

Since the opening of Meta House in 2007 Nico Mesterharm and his team have screened over 400 documentaries on the Meta House rooftop. The well received "Cambodian filmmakers' night" and the documentary forum "screenDocs" (in cooperation with the "Goethe Institut") are part of this program. Khmer directors and producers as well as students from the Department for Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh were invited to screen their works and to discuss them with the audience. This close contact with Khmer filmmakers and media students led to the creation of the M.E.T.A. program.
 
DMC students leading an interview aty the Killing_Fields
DMC students leading an interview aty the Killing_Fields
Khmer filmmaker Phanna Chheng often screens his work at Meta House
Khmer filmmaker Phanna Chheng often screens his work at Meta House
Nico Mesterharm (right) in front of Meta House 1 with M.E.T.A. students (foto by Sarah Outhwaite)
Nico Mesterharm (right) in front of Meta House 1 with M.E.T.A. students (foto by Sarah Outhwaite)
DMC graduate and Khmer filmmaker Ouern Sovann
DMC graduate and Khmer filmmaker Ouern Sovann