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 - GALI GULEIYAN (IN THE SHADOWS) (Hindi/2018/117mins) Dir. and Wri. Dipesh Jain. Cast: Manoj Bajpeyee, Niraj Kabi, Ranvir Shorey, Shahana Goswami, Om. GALI GULEIYAN is a psychological drama about a man trapped within the walls of the old city of Delhi and his own mind, who attempts to break free to find a human connection. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director Dipesh Jain and Manoj Bajpeyee. Limited invites available at the Programmes office, Habitat World, IHC, for Habitat Film Club members only

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:30 pm
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    FILM - Kriti Film Club screening. Untying Breastfeeding (Docu Film/Eng/2018/59mins) Dir. Effath Yasmin. This documentary investigates the narratives of mothers who navigate through significant breastfeeding challenges due to congenital birth anomalies and traces the arduous process encountering medical professionals, who often have a dismissive or prescriptive approach. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Effath Yasmin and Divya Deswal from the Delhi Birth Network

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & TALK - Habitat Film Appreciation Forum. Anna M.M. Vetticad, Independent Journalist and Author, introduces the evergreen romantic tragedy Chemmeen (Malayalam/1965/140mins) directed by Ramu Kariat. It was the first winner from south India of the National Award for Best Feature Film and remains an enduring example of a pan-India cinematic collaboration – although drawn primarily from the Malayalam film industry, the team also featured Hrishikesh Mukherjee as an editor, Salil Chowdhury as music director and Manna Dey as a singer. The screening will be followed by a discussion

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - ONCE AGAIN (Hindi with english subtitles/2018/98mins) Dir. and Wri. Kanwal Sethi. Cast: Shefali Shah, Niraj Kabi, Bhagwan Tiwari, Rasika Dugal, Bidita Bag, Priyanshu Painyuli. ONCE AGAIN is a film where Tara , a widowed mother runs a small Udipi style restaurant. One of her customers is a popular film star Amar, she delivers his daily meals. Tara has never seen him in person, except on the screen. What follows is a poetic journey of the two lonely hearts in Mumbai, a city of 15 million souls. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the actors Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi in conversation with Ira Bhaskar. Limited invites available at the Programmes office, Habitat World, IHC, for Habitat Film Club members only.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Festival of Taiwanese Films. The Village of No Return (Taiwanese/2017/116mins) Dir. Chen Yu-hsun. A mysterious Taoist priest arrives in a village with a device that can erase bad memories. One by one the villagers undergo the “treatment” and become simpletons incapable of remembering the past, only slaves to the sordid desires and whims of the priest. Collab. Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Festival of Taiwanese Films. Small Talk (Doc Film/2016/87mins) Dir. Hui Chen-Huang Hui-Chen is a filmmaker searching to connect with her lesbian mother Anu. The latter, a Taoist priest, is something of an enigma to the former. One day, Hui-Chen elects to sit down with Anu and discover the truth of their relationship and pave a path to her mother’s heart. Collab. Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Foresting Life (Hindi/Assamese/Eng subtitled/ 2013/69mins) Dir. Aarti Shrivastava. This feature takes an inside look at the life of Jadav Payeng who singlehandedly planted trees over the last 35 years and transformed a 1400 acre sandbar into a self-sustaining forest ecosystem. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Festival of Taiwanese Films. The Tag-Along (Taiwanese/ 2015/126mins) Dir. Cheng Wei-Hao. Wei and his girlfriend Yi-Chun experience a series of inexplicable incidents while searching for Wei’s missing grandmother in the mountains. The only clue to her whereabouts is a video of the grandmother on a forest trail with a ghostly girl in a red dress ominously following behind. During the search, Wei goes missing leaving Yi-Chun to solve the mystery alone. Collab. Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Baobabs between Land and Sea (French with Eng subtitles/2015/56mins) Dir. Cyrille Cornie. By their impressive size and their original forms, baobabs are among the most remarkable trees on earth. It can live for thousands of years. Relatively unknown in Madagascar, these giants are currently threatened by deforestation. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Festival of Taiwanese Films. The Silent Teacher (Doc Film/Taiwanese/2017/ 73mins) Dir. Maso Chen. The decision to donate the body of the Lin family’s recently deceased matriarch to medical science is examined in detail by this documentary exploring the cultural taboos and emotional minefields associated with the practice. Life, death and the frailty of the human condition are all laid bare for public dissection. Collab. Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - The Road to Mandalay (Taiwanese/2016/108mins) Dir. Midi Z. Lianqing and Guo are a couple from Myanmar who met while illegally entering Thailand. Life in the new country is not easy as undocumented workers. Lianqing has high hopes for the future and wants to legalize his residency status. But Guo is tired of life on the fringes and wishes to return home. This clash in life goals creates tensions in the relationship and threatens to doom their love

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Adimakal (Malayalam/1969/145mins) Dir. K.S. Sethumadhavan. Raghavan, hard of hearing and speech-impaired, falls in love with Ponnamma, a maid at a rich man's house. When the rich man abandons Ponnamma after seducing her, Raghavan decides to give her shelter. Collab. National Film Archive of India (NFAI)

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Ziprya (Marathi with Eng. subtitles/2017/130mins) Dir. Kedar Vaidya. Producer & Creative Director: Ashwini Ranjeet Darekar. Ziprya is based on a novel by the late journalist and literary figure Arun Sadhu. The movie depicts the life of boot polish boys, their dreams on the platforms of Mumbai Local Railways and the slums adjoining them. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director and the producer. Limited invitations available at the Programmes Office for Habitat Film Club members only

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Juze (Konkani/2017/104mins) Dir. Miransha Naik. A terrifying landlord in a small Goan village drives Santosh, a stubborn teenager, to make a brave and difficult choice. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Collab. Indian Express

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm