Habitat Film Festival: News
Juze is local Goan shot of exploitation, hope and redemption
The strong human connect makes filmmaker Miransha Naik's story universally believable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.