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 - European Union Film Festival. Ashes in the Snow (Lithuania/2018/98mins). Dir. Marius A. Markevicius. In 1941, an aspiring Lithuanian artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin’s dismantling of the Baltic region. In a seemingly hopeless place, it is only their incredible strength, love and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day – but will love be enough to keep them alive?

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - European Union Film Festival. Tender Waves (Czech Republic/2014/97 mins). Dir. Ji?í Vejd?lek. The congenial Vojta is bashful and his family is batty. His short-tempered father, who once failed to swim the English Channel, wants him to be a competing swimmer and his loving mother, a former child ice revue star, sees a talented pianist in her son. But Vojta has completely different priorities - most of all, his red-haired classmate Ela, an enchanting synchronised swimmer who is leaving for Paris in November. If Vojta doesn't do something radical, and fast, Ela will disappear behind the iron curtain forever. The year is 1989

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - European Union Film Festival. Return of Sergeant Lapins (Latvia/2010/80 mins). Dir. Gatis Smits. After recovering from an overseas mission, Krists Lapins moves into a quiet neighbourhood in Riga. His hopes for a new, peaceful life are disrupted when an unexpected visitor arrives one night. Krists soon finds himself in a swirl of events involving a mysterious blonde, a wannabe private detective, a bankrupt millionaire, and a rigorous cop

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - European Union Film Festival. Drifters (Sweden/2015/92 mins). Dir. Peter Grönlund. When street pusher Minna can't pay her rent, she cheats a few young criminals on a drug deal and takes the money. She happens to meet Katja, mother of a child who has been taken by the social authorities. Minna goes with Katja to an illegal residence outside of town, where a group of individuals have joined together to determine their own living conditions. Drifters is a social political drama thriller about Minna's struggle to survive on her own terms

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - European Union Film Festival. #Female Pleasure (Switzerland/2018/97 mins). Dir. Barbara Miller. This feature documentary portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their patriarchal societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, they are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy, beyond religious and cultural barriers

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - European Union Film Festival. Beside Me (Romania/2018/84 mins). Dir. Tedy Necula. A subway stops between the stations on the morning after the fire in the Collective Club. Each one in its path, travellers are together and are starting to interact. At the end of the journey, each passenger comes out altered, in their own way

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & TALK - VAAK Series. Geetanjali (Doc Film/English/Y1995/45 mins). Dir. Arun Chadha. A poetic journey of a terminally ill girl child and her poetry. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Director. Collab. Bharatiya Jnanpith

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & TALK - Habitat Film Appreciation Forum led by Suraj Prasad, co-founder, Lightcube, Delhi, screens Samskara (Kannada with Eng subtitles/1970/113 mins). Dir. Pattabhirama Reddy. The late Girish Karnad co-wrote the screenplay and acted in this National Award Winning adaptation of UR Ananthamurthy’s eponymous Kannada novel “Samskara”. Supported by the National Film Archive of India.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Pehli Nazar (Hindi/1945) Dir. Mazhar Khan. Screenplay: Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri. A restored version of the classic film. Collab. National Film Archive of India (NFAI)

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Saari Raat (Hindi/2013/23 mins) & Shanivaar Ko Do Baje (Hindi/2016/33 mins). Dir. Parimal Aloke. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Director.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Bauls of Bengal (Doc Film/Eng/2012/30 mins). Dir. Benoy K. Behl, historian, filmmaker and photographer. Produced for Doordarshan. The film is about the Bauls, who sing beautifully about the meaning of life.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Kumbalangi Nights (Malayalam with Eng subtitles/2019/135 mins). Dir. Madhu C. Narayanan. Set in the scenic island of Kumbalangi, near Kochi, it is a moving story of a dysfunctional family of four brothers living in an unfinished house. Each of the brothers is smarting from wounds inflicted by fate and circumstances. The screening will be followed by a discussion steered by film journalist, Shubhra Gupta. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Collab. The Indian Express

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Abu/Father (Doc Film/Canada/English/Urdu/Punjabi/2017/80 mins). Dir. Arshad Khan. A deeply personal story of migration from Pakistan to Canada, the film is a journey to the center of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm