Habitat Film Club


The Habitat Film Club was started in March 2000. A Member of the Federation of Film Societies of India, Habitat Film Club promises film buffs a rich fare of meaningful and entertaining films from across the world, Masterclasses and interactive sessions with Directors, Producers, Actors, Retrospectives and much more. Members are exposed to the wealth and variety of cinema - from the early classics to the works of the new filmmakers as well as refreshing departures in mainstream cinema. It also aims to facilitate for members insights into the history of cinema and awareness on contemporary trends. The film club's two standalone annual festivals, namely Habitat International Film Festival in March celebrating critically acclaimed International Cinema, and Habitat Film Festival in May showcasing award winning Pan Indian Cinema, have become indispensable forums for film lovers in the city.

Film Club Membership Fee

Annual FeeIHC MembersNon-Members
SingleRs 480/-Rs. 938/-
DoubleRs 720/-Rs. 1250/-
Student (Over 18 years)-/-Rs. 375/-

Membership Forms are available at the Convention Centre (Programmes Desk)

* Taxes as applicable will be added to the charges above.

Films This Month!

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    DOC FILM - Kriti Film Club Screening. Naach Bhikhari Naach (Bhojpuri with Eng Subtitles/2018/72mins) Dir. Jainendra Dost & Shilpi Gulati. “Naach” is a form of traditional folk theatre from Bihar. In this, male artists often cross dress as women and are referred to as ‘laundas’. The most legendary name in this tradition is Bhikari Thakur’s—popularly known as the ‘Shakespeare of Bhojpuri.’ The film follows the last four Naach performers to have worked with him and creates a visual archive of their performance tradition. Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - THE REEL CANADA ~ A celebration of Canadian cinema in Delhi ~ Meditation Park (Eng/2017/94mins). Dir. Mina Shum. Mina Shum’s new film is a touching, amusing, and finely observed tale of Maria, an Asian-Canadian grandmother who arrives at her own declaration of personal independence after discovering that her longstanding husband may not be as worthy of her reverential treatment as she once believed. Collab. The High Commission of Canada

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - THE REEL CANADA ~ A celebration of Canadian cinema in Delhi ~ Hello Destroyer (Eng/2016/110mins) Dir. Kevan Funk. Jared Abrahamson (Fear the Walking Dead) plays a painfully shy but ruggedly capable enforcer on a minor-league ice hockey team who discovers the cutthroat nature of his locker-room "family," in the forceful first feature from Canadian director Kevan Funk. A junior hockey player's life is shattered by an in-game act of violence. Desperate to find a means of reconciliation and a sense of identity, his personal journey ends up illuminating troubling systemic issues around violence. Collab. The High Commission of Canada

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - THE REEL CANADA ~ A celebration of Canadian cinema in Delhi ~ RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (Doc Film/Eng/2017/102mins) Dir. Catherine Bainbridge. The Indians Who Rocked the World explores the oft-neglected history of musicians of First Nations descent whose work and ancestry has yet to be adequately honoured. Stretching back a century to the work of ground breaking blues musician Charlie Patton, whose Indigenous ancestry was often glossed over, the documentary covers an extraordinary amount of ground. Collab. The High Commission of Canada

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - THE REEL CANADA ~ A celebration of Canadian cinema in Delhi ~ Closet Monster (Eng/2015/90mins) Dir. Stephen Dunn. When eight-year-old Oscar Madly finds out that his parents are getting divorced, he retreats into a fantasy world. The creative and sexually conflicted youngster is torn between the brink of adulthood, dysfunctional family and the traumatic remembrance of tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a kid. Collab. The High Commission of Canada

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Village Rockstars (Assamese/2017/87mins) Dir. Rima Das. A young village girl in Northeast India wants to start her own rock band. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Collab. The Indian Express

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Interview (Bengali/1971/101mins) Dir. Mrinal Sen. Wri. Ashish Barman. Ranjit Mallick is a smart personable young man. A friend of the family, who works in a foreign firm, has assured him of a lucrative job. All Ranjit has to do is to appear in an interview, dressed in a western-style suit. A strike by a labour Union means that he can't get his suit back from the laundry. His father's old suit won't fit him. He borrows a suit but loses it in a fracas. Ultimately he has to go to the interview dressed in the traditional Bengali Dhoti and Kurta. This film is considered to be the first film of Mrinal Sen's Calcutta trilogy

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Gangnauli - Life in Choked Desolation (Hindi/2016/20mins) Dir. Areeb Hashmi. Disabled men, women & children define Gangnauli. The film explores the uncertain future of this secluded village in Uttar Pradesh battling water contamination for over three decades. Followed by Kiska Jungle, Kiska Mangal? (Whose forest is it anyway?) (Hindi and Marathi/2016/21mins) Dir. Aditi Saraswat, Akshay Panse, Rameshwar Jirwankar, Sujata Sarkar and Tanvi Khemani. The story of Mumbai’s development towards the suburbs is explored through the experience of the Adivasi hamlets in the forests of Aarey Milk Colony. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Operation Sumatran Rhino (English/2016/44mins) Dir. Chris Annadorai. This wildlife conservation documentary showcases the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) in their do or die mission to save Malaysia's critically endangered Sumatran rhino - there are less than 100 of them remaining in the world, with just a few left in Malaysia. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm