12 hours ago | Prateek Rawat

Alifa review: Intricate novelistic saga that deconstructs conflict of migrants in Assam

National Award-winning film Alifa is a multi-dimensional compelling film that engenders a poignant and engaging conversation within its multiple ideological stakeholders. ....

1 day ago | Sonal Pandya

3 reasons why you must watch Walking With The Wind at Habitat Film Festival

The National Award-winning Ladakhi film, directed by Praveen Morchhale, is a beautiful look at simple, uncluttered way of life. ....

1 day ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

My belief, hope, faith in humanity is something I cling on to: Srijit Mukherji at Habitat Film Festival

Speaking to us after the screening of his upcoming film Uma at the 13th Habitat Film Festival, the filmmaker spoke about the message of hope in his film and the need for positivity in our lives.  ....

2 days ago | Blessy Chettiar

Juze is local Goan shot of exploitation, hope and redemption

The strong human connect makes filmmaker Miransha Naik's story universally believable. ....

2 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Wanted to tell a story that will touch me, bother me: Filmmaker Dar Gai at Habitat Film Festival

In a conversation with us, the filmmaker talks about her journey in making Teen Aur Aadha and shares what filmmaking means to her. ....

2 days ago | Suparna Thombare

Ralang Road is an atmospheric film showing the darker side of Sikkim

Director Karma Takapa combines dark humour with drama and social commentary to great effect. ....

2 days ago | Blessy Chettiar

Kaccha Limbu offers an uncomfortable experience that must not be missed

Director Prasad Oak’s film packs in memorable sights, sounds, emotions, and technical finesse in 115 precious minutes. ....

3 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Capital punishment is State-sponsored murder: Jiju Antony at Habitat Film Festival

Jiju Antony's directorial debut, Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani? (The Forsaken), delves into the psyche of violence and examines the city in all its darkness. ....

3 days ago | Blessy Chettiar

Watch Pimpal at the Habitat festival for Dilip Prabhavalkar's acting masterclass

The veteran Marathi actor plays Arvind, a septuagenarian who battles loneliness as he lives in a virtual world. ....

4 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Redu is a universal story: Filmmaker Sagar Vanjari at Habitat Film Festival

The director spoke to us about the inspiration for the Malvani-Marathi film and some of the challenges faced by regional filmmakers. ....

4 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Filmmaker can be a social scientist, philosopher, prophet even: Writer Pradeep Kumar Shetty

Writer of the award winning Kannada film Reservation, Shetty spoke to us at the ongoing Habitat Film Festival about his thoughts on the issue of caste-based reservation and filmmaking. ....

5 days ago | Prateek Rawat

We are all biographers when we set out to critique something: Author Gautam Chintamani

Leading film critics, publishers, editors and authors discussed the writings on Indian Cinema, authorship, readership, history and market during a panel discussion at the 13th Habitat Film Festival. ....

6 days ago | Prateek Rawat

Faced rejections for my low-pitched, melancholic voice: Rekha Bharadwaj at Habitat Film Festival

Rekha Bhardwaj enchanted the audience at the 13th Habitat Film Festival with anecdotes from her career and brief performances of some of her famous Hindi songs. ....

6 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

It is a filmmaker's duty to talk about times we are living in: Vishal Bhardwaj at Habitat Film Festival

During an interaction, the filmmaker spoke about the reasons why he makes films and the difficulties that he jostled with as a writer. ....

6 days ago | Prateek Rawat

Karim Mohammed review: Despite lacking finesse, this film will resonate for its timely setting and idealism

The film focusses on Kashmir’s Bakarwal community and their daily struggles within the terrorism fraught nomadic way of life. ....

6 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Housing is a global problem: Filmmaker Chezhiyan Ra on his National Award winning film To Let

In a quick interview with us on the sidelines of the ongoing Habitat Film Festival, the filmmaker spoke of some of the issues that his film engages with. ....

6 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

A director is nothing but a storyteller: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra at Habitat Film Festival

In an engaging session, the filmmaker revealed the inspirations and thought processes behind some of his most acclaimed films. ....

7 days ago | Manigandan KR

3 of many reasons to watch Vikram Vedha at the Habitat Film Festival

Do you agree with our selection, or would you recommend this film for some other reasons? We are eager to find out. ....

7 days ago | Roushni Sarkar

3 compelling reasons to watch Rituparna Sengupta's Dharasnan at Habitat

Dharasnan is a tale of how an exploitation victim can, in spite of herself, turn into an exploiter. ....

7 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Shashi Kapoor, India's pioneering international star

The Habitat Film festival pays tribute to the extraordinary Shashi Kapoor, focusing on his works in international and alternative cinema. ....

7 days ago | Sonal Pandya

Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani? brings a disturbing look at the psyche of a perpetrator

The first film from writer-director Jiju Antony tries to humanize a man accused of rape and murder. ....

8 days ago | Sonal Pandya

Uplifting ode to girlhood and Assam in Village Rockstars at the Habitat Film Festival

The gorgeous second feature by Rima Das is a moving tale of a little family trying to get by, in the beautiful village of Chahaygaon, Assam. ....

8 days ago | Shriram Iyengar

Kho Ki Pa Lu offers deeper insight into the Northeast with wonderful change of pace

It's a world that is quickly and quietly fading away as the region comes into increasing contact with 'modernity'. ....

9 days ago | Prateek Rawat

Regional films help rediscover India: Filmmaker Aruna Vasudev at Habitat Film Festival inauguration

This edition of the festival will focus on Pan Indian Cinema and will run from 17-28 May at the India Habitat Centre. ....

9 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

KG George retrospective: Tracking influence of Malayalam auteur's cinema on contemporary filmmakers

The retrospective at the Habitat Film Festival 2018 will begin with the screening of the documentary 8½ Intercuts: Life And Films Of KG George by Lijin Jose and Shahina K Rafiq, which looks at the legacy of George’s films. ....

9 days ago | Manigandan KR

4 reasons why you should not miss Thupparivaalan at the Habitat Film Festival

Thupparivaalan has everything you can hope for in a crime thriller, including a detective modelled after the legendary Sherlock Holmes himself. ....

10 days ago | Sonal Pandya

Why Ajji is difficult but essential viewing at the Habitat Film Festival

The gritty drama, which could very well be ripped from today’s headlines, offers a satisfying conclusion to its dark tale of revenge. ....

10 days ago | Roushni Sarkar

Habitat festival 2018 opener Drishtikone is a romantic thriller in every sense

The film offers palpable suspense and demands the audience's full concentration while watching as there are clues hidden in the subtlest expressions of the characters. ....

10 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Habitat Film Festival provides space for genuine cinema lovers, says programme director Vidyun Singh

The 13th edition of the festival, featuring a pan-Indian sweep of National award-winning and critically acclaimed cinema, begins in New Delhi today. ....

10 days ago | Mayur Lookhar

Redu review: Entertaining tale of loss with fine acting, visuals

Director Sagar Vanjari’s endearing drama of a poor man’s obsession with his radio is a laughter fest worth tuning in to. ....

11 days ago | Sonal Pandya

Watch The Hungry at the Habitat festival for Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra's masterclass

The stage is set for a red wedding in this updated adaptation of William Shakespeare’s older play. ....

13 days ago | The Cinestaan Team

About the Habitat Film Festival

The thirteenth edition of the capital's premier film festival is being held from 17 through 27 May this year. ....

29 days ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

Habitat Film Festival: National award winning films, regional cinema make a stellar line-up for 2018

Gulzar, Aparna Sen, Devashish Makhija, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, Miransha Naik, Jiju Antony are among the filmmakers expected to attend the festival. ....

about 1 month ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

'Festivals provide a platform to show films to an audience that is ready to be provoked'

Dita Rietuma, director of the National Film Centre of Latvia, spoke on the sidelines of the Habitat International Film Festival about showcasing Latvian cinema and the importance of festivals in promoting cinemas of the world. ....

about 1 month ago | Sukhpreet Kahlon

A good film is made of things that you do not see on screen: Filmmaker Vijay Singh

Vijay Singh speaks of his latest documentary, Farewell My Indian Soldier, which looks at the experience of colonial troops during World War I from a non-Eurocentric perspective. ....

2 months ago | Shriram Iyengar

Habitat International Film Festival 2018 opens with Cannes winner A Man Of Integrity

The 10-day film festival will see over 60 international films of various genres screened at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi between 23 March and 1 April 2018.  ....