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 - DOC FILM. Ho Gayi Hai Pir Parvat Si (The Mountain Agonised)(Hindi & English/2019/111mins). Dir. Subrat Kumar Sahu. The film captures visuals and resident testimonies on the impact of hydropower development in the Satluj Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The deleterious impact on local farm-based economies and precious water sources, in the form of deforestation, health hazards, landslides, flash floods--threatening the lives of local communities into dispossession and perpetual deprivation. Followed by an interaction with the film maker. Collab. The Delhi Solidarity Group



    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. Tumbbad (Hindi/2018/104 mins). Dirs. Rahi Anil Barve, Adesh Prasad. A mythological story about a goddess who created the entire universe. The plot revolves around the consequences when humans build a temple for her first-born. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Collab. The Indian Express

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Baba Farid: Poet of The Soul (Punjabi, Urdu, Persian with English subtitles/2018/61 mins). Dir. Meera Dewan for Films Division. A documentary celebrating the 12th Century Mystic Poet Far?d al-D?n Mas??d Ganj-i-Shakar’s poetry and philosophy. Film preceded by live recitation in Persian. Venue: Gulmohar

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Jasoosni – LOOK WHO’S WATCHING YOU! (Eng/2018/52 mins). Dir. Anandana Kapur. The film looks at the lives and loves of women detectives in India. Love for adventure and economic mobility draw women from all walks of life to it. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. Hum Ek Hain (Hindi/1946/100 mins). Dir. P.L. Santoshi. An old landlady of a village supports its people during a famine and raises three orphaned children of differing religions. The children, although encouraged to practice their separate religions, are taught to remain united at all times. Chhote Babu, who wants to marry the girl who is engaged to the landlady's son, sows discord and hatred, causing great enmity between the trio until reason prevails and they reunite. A restored version of the classic. Collab. National Film Archive of India (NFAI)

    Venue : Amaltas

    07:00 pm
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    FILM & THEATRE - NTLive: A BROADCAST of King Lear (Eng/180 mins). Writ. Shakespeare. Dir. Jonathan Munby. Ian McKellen’s moving performance stands out in this contemporary retelling of King Lear. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Tickets at Rs.250, 350 & 500 available on bookmyshow.com & at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC. An Old World Culture Presentation.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    03:00 pm
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    DOC FILM - Sacred Buddhist Dance (Eng/2010/30 mins). Dir. Benoy K Behl, historian, filmmaker and photographer. Prod. Doordarshan. The film is about the 'Cham', the dance of liberation of the Lamas.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    TALK - IHC-ICRIER Conversations on Urbanization Series. Engaging Communities for Improving Our Cities. Speaker: Atul Goyal, Founder Member and President, URJA - United Residents Joint Action of Delhi; Chair: Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. A Mini Bhojpuri Film Festival. Fulena Nights (फुलेना नाइट्स) (Bhojpuri/2017/119 mins). Dir. Amit Jha Awadhi. “Lawanda Naanch” is one of the popular forms of entertainment in Bihar, in which men disguise as women. The film revolves around the lives of three artists practicing this vanishing art.

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. A Mini Bhojpuri Film Festival. Bhent (????) (Bhojpuri/2017/83 mins). Dir. Ashish P. Mishra. Four year after their separation, Gyan and Roli coincidentally meet at an art gallery in Bangalore. They decide to spend the next 24 hours together.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Mini Bhojpuri Film Festival. A series of short films - Lalka Gulab (???? ?????) (Bhojpuri/2017/15 mins). Dir. Amit Mishra; Daan (???) (Bhojpuri/2018/6 mins). Dir. Raju Upadhyay; Breathe (?????) (Bhojpuri/2018/14 mins). Dir. Rahul K. Singh; Kohbar (?????) (Bhojpuri/2018/10 mins). Dir. Ujjwal Pandey; Kavi Kalpana (??? ??????) (Bhojpuri/2018/27 mins). Dir. Vikas Jha.

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. A Festival of Films from Iraq. In The Sands of Babylon (Arabic/2013/92 mins). Dir. Mohamed Al-Daradji. Ibrahim, an Iraqi soldier has escaped from Kuwait as the Iraqi Army retreats. Facing the perilous journey home, he must cross the southern desert; a chaotic no-man's land between Saddam's Regime and American cross fire. Collab. The Embassy of Iraq in India

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Festival of Films from Iraq. Iraq; War, Love, God & Madness (Docu/Arabic/2008/83 mins). Dir. Mohamed Al-Daradji. Director Mohamed Al-Daradji and his film crew return to Baghdad after 35 years of Saddam Hussein to make the first post-revolution feature film in the war-torn country. As Mohamed explores his country, we see the real Iraqi people and their spirit as never before. Collab. The Embassy of Iraq in India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM CLUB SCREENING - A Festival of Films from Iraq. Son of Babylon (Arabic/2010/100 mins). Dir. Mohamed Al-Daradji. A few weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussain in 2003, an elderly woman and her young grandson set off on a long journey across Iraq to look for the woman's son and boy's father, who disappeared at war many years earlier. Collab. The Embassy of Iraq in India

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. A Festival of Films from Iraq. Ahlaam (Arabic/2005/110 mins). Dir. Mohamed Al-Daradji. Baghdad 2003 - The film moves between the past and present of three Iraqi lives entangled by the chaos of the American 'Shock and Awe' campaign. Collab. The Embassy of Iraq in India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - FILM CLUB SCREENING. A Festival of Films from Iraq. A series of seven short films - Please log on to www.habitatfilmclub.com for more details. Collab. The Embassy of Iraq in India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
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    FILM - Marking World Piano Day (Mar 29), the Habitat Film Appreciation Forum presents Subha Das Mollick's Calcutta Sonata: A City Plays with 88 Keys (Doc Film/Eng, Bengali/2018/57 mins). Calcutta Sonata tells the story of gradual assimilation of the grand musical instrument piano into the cultural fabric of Calcutta.

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm