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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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. Life and Times of the Extraordinary – a selection of biopics on influential Indians. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Hindi/2019/148 mins). Dir. Kangana Ranaut & Krish. “Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi” is the real life story of the warrior queen. The 22-year-old queen refused to cede Jhansi to the British. Dressed as a man, she fought a fierce battle and was killed in combat but her life story is an enduring and inspiring tale of patriotism & bravery.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. Life and Times of the Extraordinary – a selection of biopics on influential Indians. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Hindi/2013/189 mins). Dir. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. This biopic explores the journey of Milkha Singh, one of the greatest Olympians of India. From his early struggles in life to becoming a World Champion, Milkha Singh ascends to glory by tirelessly battling the obstacles that come his way.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. C/O Kancharapalem (Telugu with Eng subtitles/2018/152 mins). Dir. Maha Venkatesh. In those narrow lanes of Kancharapalem in Vizag, there’s no place for secrets. This humorous slice-of-life narrative presents four romances — of school children Sunita and Sundaram, a young Bhargavi and Joseph, 30-something Gaddam and Saleema, and that of Raju and an officer from Odisha, whom he addresses as madam. Followed by a discussion with Shubhra Gupta, Film Critic, The Indian Express. Open to Habitat Film Club members' only. Collab. The Indian Express Film Club

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. Life and Times of the Extraordinary – a selection of biopics on influential Indians. Anandi Gopal (Marathi with Eng subtitles/2019/134 mins). Dir. Sameer Vidwans. A biographical drama that recounts the life of Anandibai Joshi, who studied medicine at the Woman's Medical College in Pennsylvania in the late 19th Century and went on to become one of the first female physicians in India.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & TALK - Habitat Film Appreciation Forum presents Nostalgia for the Light (Spanish with Eng subtitles/2010/107 mins). Dir. Patricio Guzman. In Chile's Atacama Desert, widows search for the remains of their loved ones. A documentary that addresses the lasting impacts of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship. The screening and discussion will be steered by Mallika Viswanathan, Film Research Scholar at CSDS.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Imperial City of Kanchipuram (Doc Film/English/2012/30 mins). Dir. Benoy K Behl, historian, filmmaker and photographer. Produced for Doordarshan. The film is about Kanchipuram, which was one of the greatest intellectual centres of the ancient period for Hindu, Buddhist and Jain communities.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. Life and Times of the Extraordinary – a selection of biopics on influential Indians. Log on to www.habitatfilmclub.com for more details.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Breaking All the Way (Doc Film/Hindi/English/2017/87 mins). Dir. Sunita Malpani. The film explores the underground Hip Hop culture in India with a focus on ‘bboys’. Although there are exceptions, most hip hop artistes are from the underprivileged sections of the society, who put their bodies through rigour to express themselves and say 'they are somebody'. Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm