September 19 – 29, 2019 at IHC
The third edition of the Habitat International Film Festival from September 19-29 is all set to bring to Delhi a fantastic line up of Contemporary World Cinema with films handpicked from the best of 2018 & 2019! The Habitat Film Club has curated films that pushed the boundaries of cinematic arts to reflect contemporary influences and burning realities of a changing world. In this edition, cinephiles can expect films from across the globe that surpassed standard expectations, films that elevated critical gaze to explore new frontiers in the international filmmaking community and films that have won important recognitions in the International Film Festivals.
Habitat Film Club’s attempt at sustaining a thriving curated platform in New Delhi that offers a continuum of engagement with International Cinema has received immense audience support, sustained media interest and unflinching partnership from Embassies, Cultural Organisations and fellow film festivals. HIFF was enthusiastically adopted by the film lovers of Delhi to make it their own. A total of 70 films from 32 countries were screened in the second edition and this year, HIFF continues to be a beacon of cosmopolitan convergence via refreshing ideas and experimental themes.
Meet the HIFF Team
Vidyun M. Singh is Director of Programmes at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. With a multi-disciplinary background in the Arts, she has been heading the Programmes Department since its inception in 1997.
Shadab Hussain is the trailblazing head driving Operations at Programmes Department, IHC. His awareness of the production management ecosystem in performance arts makes him an uncompromising professional and a delightful collaborator. The stimulating cultural evenings at Habitat draw upon his managerial skills to make things work.
Renu Oberoi is the vivacious Head of Programmes at IHC. She moved into cultural programming, festival design, and curatorial work from a hospitality background. Her translucent streak energizes all and she is passionate about hiking into the mighty mountainous unknown.
Meera Desor is Manager with the Programmes Department. She graduated from the Lady Irwin College and joined Habitat in 1998, and is now in her second stint with the department. She also taught at the Galaxy Education School, Gujarat, for 3 years.
Satchin Joseph Koshy is Assistant Manager with the Programmes Department. He comes from a literary studies background, and worked with Katha Books and LILA Foundation in the past.
Naresh Bisht works with the Programmes Department. He hails from Uttarakhand, and is also a vocalist giving regular folk performances in community gatherings and special occasions.
Wasib Seikh, who is from Asansol in West Bengal, identifies himself as a small town boy with big dreams. He completed his graduation and then began participating in cultural activities. His interest in this segment landed him at the Programmes team of the India Habitat Centre.