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 CLUB SCREENING - Article 15 (Hindi with English Subtitles/2019/130 mins). Dir. Anubhav Sinha. In the rural heartlands of India, an upright police officer sets out on a crusade against violent caste-based crimes and discrimination. Followed by a discussion steered by Shubhra Gupta, film critic, 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 & TALK - Habitat Film Appreciation Forum screens Touch of Evil (Eng/1958/110 mins). Dir. Orson Welles. A restored 1998 version of this classic American film noir - a stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption set in a Mexican border town. Re-cut and restored by the legendary editor Walter Murch, based on Orson Welles's memo to the studio. Introduced and discussions led by Jai Arjun Singh, writer and critic.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Jalasamadhi (Malayalam/2019/110 mins) Dir. Venu Nair. Based on Sethu’s award winning novel ‘Adayalangal’, the film revolves around a son who wants his father dead, so that he can take over his job. The father, who feels neglected and unloved by his family, seemingly accepts his fate. Screening will be followed by an interaction with the film maker and producer.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - If She Built A Country / Agar Wo Desh Banati (Hindi with Eng subtitles/2018/60 mins) Dir. Maheen Mirza. The film voices the concerns of rural Adivasi women, from the villages of Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, on issues of land-grab, displacement and increasing ecological degradation, happening under the pretence of development of the country. The pertinent question their voices and position poses for our times is, “What does development really mean?”.Followed by discussion with the film maker. Collab.Kriti Film Club.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Seven Worlds, One Planet (Docu Film/Eng/60 mins). Narrated by Sir David Attenborough & filmed over 4 years, the film reveals the unseen, unknown and unique wildlife found in the 7 continents - a celebration of the splendid diversity of wildlife. Collab. Sony BBC Earth

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Mini Festival of Israeli Films. Zero Motivation (Hebrew/2014/101 mins). Dir. Talya Lavie. A unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Collab. Embassy of Israel.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Mini Festival of Israeli Films. Scaffolding (Hebrew/2017/95 mins). Dir.Matan Yair. A charismatic literature teacher and a strict, working-class father vie for influence over an Israeli teenager, who finds himself torn between the two very different role models. Collab. Embassy of Israel.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Mini Festival of Israeli Films. Laces (Hebrew/2018/98 mins). Dir. Jacob Goldwasser. The film explores the complex dynamics of adult parent-child relationships through the delicate lens of its special-needs hero. Collab. Embassy of Israel.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Mandi (35 mm/Hindi/1983/167 mins). Dir. Shyam Benegal. Based on a classic Urdu short story Aanandi by Ghulam Abbas, the film narrates the story of a brothel, situated in the heart of a city, an area that some politicians want for its prime locality. Collab. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of I & B, Govt. of India (DFF)

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm