Habitat Film Club


The Habitat Film Club was started in March 2000. 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, interactive sessions with Directors, Producers, Actors, their retrospectives and much more. Members are exposed to the wealth and variety of cinema from across the globe - from the early classics to the avant garde styles of the new film makers as well as films from mainstream cinema showcasing the works of the legends and rising stars of Indian & world cinema. It also aims to help interested members arrive at an understanding of the history of cinema as well as keep abreast of contemporary trends.

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 (Programme Desk)

* Taxes as applicable will be added to the charges above.

Films This Month!

  • Film
    Habitat International Film Festival : 2018 (HIFF - 2018) Day 10 - Human Flow (Docu/USA/English/2017/140mins) Dir. Ai Weiwei. The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|11:00am

    11:00am A Father's Will (Atanyn Kereezi)(Kyrgyzstan/Kyrgyz/2016/112 mins) Dirs. Bakyt Mukul, Dastan, Zhapar Uulu (NETPAC) Gulmohar hall, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|11:00am

    No Date No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza)(Iran/Persian/2017/104mins) Dir. Vahid Jalilvand. The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|2:00pm

    2:00pm Big Time (DVD/Docu/Denmark/Danish/2017/90mins) Dir. Kaspar Astrup Schröder. Venue: Gulmohar, April 1|2:00pm

    In its second edition, the Habitat International Film Festival brings you critically acclaimed and award winning World Cinema! Log on to www.habitatinternationalfilmfestival.com for more details. Entry by free passes available from the festival website and at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC. Passes reserved from March 1 - 5 for Habitat Film Club members. Passes opens to all from March 6

    01st April, 2018
  • Film
    Habitat International Film Festival : 2018 (HIFF - 2018) Day 10 - Children’s Special - Red Dog: True Blue (DVD/Australia/English/2016/88mins) Dir. Kriv Stenders The Amaltas hall, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|2:00pm

    4:00pm Baghdad Photographer (Iraq/No Dialogues/2017/3mins) Dir. Mejd Hameed. Brimstone & Glory (Docu/USA/Mexico/Spanish/2017/67mins) Dir. Viktor Jakovleski. Venue: The Stein Auditorium, April 1|4:00pm

    Big Time (DVD/Docu/Denmark/Danish/2017/90 mins) Dir. Kaspar Astrup Schroder. Gulmohar hall, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|4:00pm

    Children’s Special - The Girl Without Hands (DVD/Anime/France/French/ 2016/76mins) Dir. Sébastien Laudenbach. Amaltas hall, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|4:00pm

    Arrhythmia (Russia/Russian/2017/116mins) Dir. Boris Khlebnikov. The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|6:30pm

    Loop (DVD/Hungary/Hungarian/2016/95mins) Dir. Isti Madarász. Gulmohar hall, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|6:30pm

    The Square (Sweden/Germany /France/Denmark/English/Swedish/Danish/2017/142 mins) Dir. Ruben Östlund. The Stein Auditorium, Habitat World at India Habitat Centre Sun, April 1|9:00pm

    In its second edition, the Habitat International Film Festival brings you critically acclaimed and award winning World Cinema! Log on to www.habitatinternationalfilmfestival.com for more details. Entry by free passes available from the festival website and at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC. Passes reserved from March 1 - 5 for Habitat Film Club members. Passes opens to all from March 6

    01st April, 2018
  • Film
    DOC FILM - Nagar Aur Pani (Malwi and Hindi/India/2015/34mins)Dirs. Iqbal Hussain & Aajad Singh Khichi. Bagli is a small town in Madhya Pradesh. By following the severe water scarcity in the summer months, this film is an attempt at tracing the real cause – groundwater depletion. Followed by Hail Soldiers! Hail Farmers! Hail Nation?? (Marathi/Hindi/2015/11mins) Dir. Vishal Kudale. Starting with Lal Bahadur Shastri’s famous ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ speech, this documentary revolves around the lives of farmers in Maharashtra. Many of them have given up farming for viable alternatives like horticulture and running small scale businesses. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    DOC FILM - Holy (un)Holy River (USA/Eng/60mins/2016) Dirs. Jake Norton, Peter McBride. Although once celebrated for its purity, The Ganges now carries contaminates from its glacial headwaters, where freshly fallen snow contains zinc from industrial emissions. Downriver, the river is dammed 16 times (with another 14 dams under construction) to provide hydroelectric power. Holy (un)Holy River examines the paradox of a sacred river treated so profanely that its existence as a river, as opposed to an open sewer, is in question. Collab. CMS India

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    DOC FILM - Taala Te Kunjee/Lock and Key (Punjabi/Hindi with Eng subtitles/2017/82mins) Dir. Shilpi Gulati. Four recovering addicts at a rehabilitation centre in Punjab help families recover from the rampant drug problem. An intimate portrayal of recovery, about relationships and the labour of everyday. Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Collab. Kriti Film Club

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Kaasav (Marathi/2016/104mins) Dirs. Sumittra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar. Janaki, a divorcee trying to find meaning of life in a sea-turtle conservation project run by the conservationist Dattabhau in a coastal village, accidentally meets a young man. Janaki, with her empathy for the young man tries to create a non-judgmental and non-intrusive atmosphere to help him bloom. Janaki herself, her friends and allies become the vulnerable young Manav’s support system. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Collab. The Indian Express

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    DOC FILM - In His Inner Voice: Kuldip Nayar (Eng/2018/60mins) Dir. Meera Dewan. Prod. Films Division. The film is a tribute to the life, times and dreams of post-Independent India’s beloved chronicler, and conscience keeper, Kuldip Nayar

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM & THEATRE - NTLive Broadcast of Hamlet (Encore) (Eng/2018/212mins) Dir. Lindsay Turner. Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Tickets at Rs.250, 350, 500 available online and at the Programmes Desk, Habitat World, IHC. An Old World Culture Presentation

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    DOC FILMS - Jungwa- The Broken Balance (Ladakhi with Eng subtitles/2012/52mins) Dir. Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet. Jungwa explores the relationship between Buddhism and Environment in the wake of the 2010 flash floods that devastated parts of Ladakh. The Shepherdess of the Glaciers (Ladakhi with Eng subtitles/2015/74mins) Dirs. Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet. In Ladakh at altitudes above 12,000 ft, a lone woman takes us on a compassionate journey with her family of Pashmina goats. The screenings will be followed by an interactive session with the director, Stanzin Dorjai Gya. Collab. The Himalayan Club

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM & TALK - Habitat Film Appreciation Forum. Billy Elliot (English/2000/111mins) Dir. Stephen Daldry. Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion with film scholar, Anugyan Nag. Billy Elliot is a British Dance drama film about a boy becoming a professional ballet dancer, set in North-Eastern England during the 1984-85 coal miners’ strike

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Gejje Pooje (Kannada/1969/150mins) Dir. Puttana Kanagal. Poverty pushes Chandra's mother into flesh trade. But she hopes that her daughter would get a better life. Chandra's breakup with her lover leaves her despondent and she takes a drastic decision. This film tackling prostitution is based on a Kannada novel by M. K. Indira. Collab. National Film Archive of India (NFAI)

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    DOC FILM - FDZone Delhi Screenings. India ‘67 / An Indian Day (1967/57mins) Dir. S. Sukhdev. Prod. Films Division. 20 years after Indian independence, the filmmaker travels across the country making images that are at once celebratory, humorous, ironic and sarcastic

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Latvian Film Days in India The Pagan King / Nameja gredzens (Latvian/2018/150mins) Dir. Aigars Grauba. 13th century Northern Europe. Last pagan settlement near the Baltic Sea. The evil and cynical warrior crusader Max von Buxhoveden is trying to destroy the pagan beliefs of the people by spreading lies and fostering dissent. Old king of the last free pagan lands is on his deathbed and without an heir to take his place. Unexpectedly, with his dying breath the King passes on his ring to his nephew Namejs. Namejs, who grew up amongst pagan priests and studied ancient wisdoms, now has to defend his people. Collab. Embassy of the Republic of Latvia

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    WORKSHOP - Exploring Miniatures: Five Studies by art historian, Dr. Geeti Sen. Study 3 - The Poetics of Rasa: Rajput Painting 1550-1750. Write to habitatprogrammes@gmail.com for details and registration

    Venue : Casuarina

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Latvian Film Days in India. What Nobody Can See (Latvian/2017/90mins) Dir. Sta?islavs Tokalovs. Elsa falls in love with a quadriplegic genius, her patient Nicola, whose mansion hides a secret – Nicola is obsessed with the creation of an artificial intellect. His creation, named Anna, stops at nothing to keep her master just for herself. Collab. Embassy of the Republic of Latvia

    Venue : The Stein Auditorium

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Latvian Film Days in India. Return of Sergeant Lapins (Latvian/2010/93mins) Dir. Gatis Šmits. The film is set in Riga, where Sergeant Krists Lapins returns from an international mission and moves into a remote flat in the city's Agenskalns district. However, although expecting to live a peaceful life, Krists finds himself involved in several adventures. Collab. Embassy of the Republic of Latvia

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Latvian Film Days in India. Defenders of Riga (Latvian/2007/118mins) Dir. Aigars Grauba. It is the summer of 1915 and Martins and Elza are about to get married. But imminent war threat turns everything around. The film dramatizes November 11, 1919 - a crucial day in the battle for Latvian Independence. Collab. Embassy of the Republic of Latvia

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm
  • Film
    FILM CLUB SCREENING - Latvian Film Days in India. Dream Team 1935/ Sap?u komanda 1935 (Latvian/2012/120mins) Dir. Aigars Grauba. Geneva 1935. The first European Basketball Championship is about to take place. Latvian Coach Baumanis is convinced that he can assemble a team for Geneva. The film dramatizes the journey of Latvia towards becoming the first European basketball champions in 1935. Collab. Embassy of the Republic of Latvia

    Venue : Gulmohar

    07:00 pm