Habitat International Film Festival
Habitat International Film Festival
The Habitat International Film Festival, launched by India Habitat Centre’s Film Club in 2017, brings critically acclaimed world cinema to film lovers in the capital.
Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman and Mohammad Rasoulof’s A Man of Integrity from Iran, Mustafa Kara’s Cold of Kalandar from Turkey, and Ruben Östlund’s The Square from Sweden are among the award-winning titles shown at the event.
The ten-day festival, which was on hiatus from 2019 to 2021, staged its third edition in May 2022. It opened with Lee Joon-ik’s The Book of Fish, as part of a package of Korean films presented by the Korean Cultural Centre in Delhi. Other highlights were Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero, Filippo Meneghetti’s Two of Us from France, Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s Clara Sola from Costa Rica, Roy Andersson’s About Endlessness from Sweden, a student film package from Poland, and Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers from Spain, which closed the proceedings.
The line-up of documentaries and shorts, meanwhile, spanned a gamut of subjects, from the impact of environmental disruptions to the strengthening of women’s voices.
This year, for the first time, the festival screened Indian films. Each was followed by a talk with a member of the team behind the feature, in most cases the director. The domestic selections included Gurvinder Singh’s Adh Chanani Raat (Punjabi) and a special package curated by film writer Anna M. M. Vetticad titled ‘Origins of the New Malayalam New Wave’.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Delhi
1. By Air: Delhi is well connected by domestic and international flights to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India.
2. By Rail: The railway network connects Delhi to all major and nearly all the minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
3. By Road: Delhi is well connected by a network of roads and national highways with all the major cities in India. The three major bus stands in Delhi are Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus. Both government and private transport providers run frequent bus services. One can also hire government-run as well as private taxis here.
- Free drinking water
- Parking facilities
- Wheelchair access
- Limited capacity
- Masks mandatory
- Only fully vaccinated attendees allowed
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. The temperature during May tends to be scorching hot. Make sure to pack loose, airy cotton clothes with long sleeves to tackle the hot weather.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
About India Habitat Centre
India Habitat Centre
Founded in 1993, the India Habitat Centre aims to bring together individuals and institutions…
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