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 - Pichla Varka – The Previous Page (Hindi & Punjabi with Eng subtitles/2018/60 mins). Dir. Priyanka Chabbra. Celebrating International Day of Older Persons, ‘Pichla Varka’ looks at the experiences of ordinary women who suffered the violence and uncertainty of leaving their homeland to enter a new country in 1947. How does history play out in the lives of refugee women and where do households and properties merge. Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - AHIMSA- Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless (Eng/2019/116 mins). Dir. Ramesh Sharma. The film marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It profiles the lasting legacy of the Gandhian message of Non Violence worldwide; how he inspired the fight against injustice, tyranny, oppression and the struggle for basic human rights and peace. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Super Deluxe (Tamil/2019/176 mins). Dir. Thiagarajan Kumararaja. An unfaithful newly-wed wife, an estranged father, a priest and an angry son suddenly find themselves in the most unexpected predicaments, all on one fateful day. Discussion steered by Shubra 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’s Tribute to the LUMIÈRE BROTHERS on the eve of Louis Lumière’s 155th birth anniversary. The screening of early films by Auguste & Louis Lumière

    Venue : Amaltas

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Achhut Kanya (1936/Hindi-Urdu/135 mins). Dir. Franz Osten. Cast: Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, Manorama Anwar & others. A restored version of the film will be screened. Collab. National Film Archive of India (NFAI)

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & TALK - Katharsis - stories heal: a new series on Mental Health. Screening of Breathe (Eng-Hindi/2018/24 mins), a PSBT documentary that explores the relationship between gender, sexuality and mental health. Dir. Anushka Shivdasani Rovshen & Madhuri Mohindar. The film will be followed by a discussion featuring the protagonists of the film and moderated by Arman Ali, Exec. Director, NCPEDP. Collab. The Red Door & CREA

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - XXY (Spanish with Eng subtitles/2007/91 mins). Dir. Lucía Puenzo. "XXY" tells the story of Alex, an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition. The family is forced to face their worst fears when friends from Buenos Aires come visiting with their 16-year-old son at their house on the gorgeous Uruguayan shore. Collab. The Embassy of Argentina and The British High Commission New Delhi

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Habitat Film Club celebrates 60 years of the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) with a screening of Satyajit Ray's iconic work, PATHER PANCHALI (35mm/Bengali with Eng subtitles/1955/126 mins). Established in 1959, Satyajit Ray was the Founder-President of FFSI, which focused its activities on the promotion of good cinema through actively nurturing film societies and creating a decentralised ecosystem to access the gems of Indian & International Cinema. Collab. Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of I & B, Govt. of India

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - The Second Buddha (Eng/2012/30 mins). Dir. Benoy K Behl. The film is about Guru Padmasambhava, who established Buddhism in the high-altitude region

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Contemporary Indonesian Cinema. The Fabulous Udin (Indonesian with Eng subtitles/2016/98 mins). Dir. Herdanius Larobu. Udin from Cimaja was always able to solve the village’s problems with out-of-the-box solutions. This made him an idol in the school, especially among his friends. But now Udin has a new “opponent” with Suri, the girl from Jakarta, enrolling in the same school. Collab. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Contemporary Indonesian Cinema. Sekala Niskala - The Seen and Unseen (Indonesian with Eng subtitles /2017/86 mins). Dir. Kamila Andini. Tantri, a ten year old girl realizes that she has not much time left with her twin brother Tantra who is terminally ill. She undertakes a magical journey to find herself caught between reality and imagination and hope and disillusion. Collab. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Contemporary Indonesian Cinema. Knight Kris (Animation/ Indonesian with Eng subtitles/2017/106 mins). Dir. Antonius William Fajito. 8 year old Bayu from Hening village, finds a dagger from an ancient temple. The magical weapon transforms him into a knight. At the same time, a giant named Asura came out of his confinement, raging around the village, destroying everything and turning the villagers into stone statues. They together face Asura and the Shadow Warriors. Collab. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Contemporary Indonesian Cinema. Boven Digoel (Indonesian with Eng subtitles /2017/95 mins). Dir. FX Purnomo. Doctor John Manangsang served in one of the health centres in Tanah Merah. He and his staff had to perform a caesarean operation on Agustina, who had given birth nine times. Tragically, the centre does not have adequate medical personnel and facilities to conduct the procedure, leading to grave circumstances. Collab. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Contemporary Indonesian Cinema. One sign of symphony (Indonesian with Eng subtitles /2016/117 mins). Dir. Alex Latief. This Film is about a poor farmer's son, Darsoro, who fights off many difficulties and challenges to reach his dreams. His father though he did not understand the importance of education, never dashed Darsono's hopes about the future and the dreams he wove with Jamhari, his childhood friend. Collab. The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm