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 - Sama in the Forest (2023 / Maithili, English / 75 mins) Dir. Carlos Gómez.This hybrid documentary set in contemporary Mithila, explores the power of women’s storytelling to shape, challenge, and change our understanding of the world. Through a collaborative process, the film brings together perspectives from women in Madhubani, a Maithil writer based in Delhi, and an American anthropologist. As participants reflect on the tale of Sama, the film sheds light on the complex shifts in ideas about gender taking place within Maithil society and beyond.
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    Venue : Gulmohar Hall

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Gamak Ghar (Maithili with English subtitles/ 2019/105 mins) Dir.Achal Mishra. A portrait of a large extended Indian family over several decades as they gather at the matriarch's rural home, following the inevitable rhythms of change, children moving away to the city, and the decay of traditional village life. Collab. Kriti Film Club.
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    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Premiere of Still We Rise: The Passions and Compassion Of Mohini Giri (Docu/English,Hindi/ 2023/50 mins) Prelude: Dr.Syeda Hameed & Rene Singh.Dir. Meera Dewan & Colleagues. A tribute to Mohini Giri, an icon of India's Women's Movement.The word "widow" exists in every dictionary other than one: Mohini Giri's personalised version.The film attempts to capture her positive interpretation and transformation of stereotypical terminologies into action.She negotiates her path, with or without her speedy walker, through terrain high and low.
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    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Astitva (2000/Hindi/109 mins) Dir. Mahesh Manjrekar. Prod. Jhamu Sughand, Rahul Sughand. Cast: Niki Aneja Walia, Tabu, Mohnish Bahl, Sachin Khedekar, Namrata Shirodkar, Kishore Nandlaskar, Sunil Barve, Smita Jaykar, Ravindra Mankani, Resham Tipnis, Sandeep Mehta,Gulfam Khan. A pleasant family picture is disturbed when one day Aditi, the wife, unexpectedly receives a fortune willed to her by her music teacher.The screening will be followed by a post-film discussion with Shubhra Gupta, Film Critic,The Indian Express. Collab. The Indian Express & NH Studioz.
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    Venue : Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Swapner Din (35mm/Bengali with English subtitles/2004/ 85 mins). To mark the birth anniversary of director, screen writer, and author, Buddhadev Dasgupta. Continuing our series of screenings of classic films in original 35mm format.The film follows Paresh, a government projectionist who travels through remote areas of rural India with his driver Chapal. The two men show educational films to disinterested villagers, while Paresh idolizes the image of a beautiful woman who appears in a surviving fragment of film. On the road, they encounter the pregnant Amina, who is attempting to reach an unspecified border to start a new life with her child. The trio forges an unlikely travelling alliance, just as they are also met with a series of setbacks.
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    Venue : Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Thinking of Him (India, Argentina/2017/English, Spanish/ 100 mins)Dir. Pablo César. An Argentina-India co-production, produced by César Producciones and Johnsons-Suraj Films.The film delves into the relationship between Rabindranath Tagore and Argentinian feminist, writer, literary magazine editor and cultural activist, Victoria Ocampo, during the former's visit to Buenos Aires in the 1920s.Screening will be followed by an interaction with the filmmaker.
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    Venue : Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Films on Environment and Wildlife. Heroes of the Wild Frontiers: The Fragile Islands (India/English & Hindi/ 2019/ 22 mins) Dir. Krishnendu Bose. The film follows Hussain the Ranger, at Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman Islands, who multitasks to protect the fragile islands. It documents the coral, one of the most productive and endangered wild fauna in shallow coastal waters, the diversity among the corals, unique footage of the saltwater crocodile, one of the most fearsome animals on earth, the Leatherback Turtle laying eggs, and the challenges they face because of climate change. Water Be Dammed (Canada/ Punjabi,Hindi/ 2020/35 mins) Dirs. Vanita Khanna, Romila Verma, Prab Kainth.We live on "the blue planet", abundant with water. Yet, we are now facing a crisis created by decades of mismanagement, unlimited depletion and pollution of the earth's water bodies, issues accelerated now by climate change. So how did we reach this crisis point? Collab. CMS Vatavaran.
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    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm