Habitat International Film Festival Is Back With Its 4th Edition

The festival will take place from 17th to 26th March 2023 at the India Habitat Centre


The Habitat International Film Festival (HIFF), is back with its 4th edition in New Delhi. The fest will take place from 17th to 26th March 2023 at India Habitat Centre. It will bring people some great cinema from across the globe. From factual to fantastical and fr99om surreal to sci-fi, people can watch films that entertain, thrill, tug at their heartstrings and widen their perspective.

The 10-day-long festival is going to represent 20 countries, over 60 films, award-winning eprese critically acclaimed cinema from across the globe and a special package from Australia, which is the ‘focus country’ of the festival this year. These festivals are special as they provide an opportunity for communal watching, discussions and interactions that are not possible in multiplex cinema viewing. It’s an opportunity to share a diversity of cultures, languages and voices.

Sunit Tandon, Director of India Habitat Centre, said, “The HIFF is back in its full-fledged form this year with an exciting line-up of top-notch new cinema from across the world, that is bound to be a treat for all film enthusiasts. Australia is the focus country in this edition and we also bring a cutting-edge ‘VR Section’ to the festival for the first time. Aspiring filmmakers will not want to miss the unique opportunity provided by Kieślowski Film School Documentary Workshop. I am delighted at the overall package curated by our programmes’ team for HIFF 2023.” 

Some of the highlights of the HIFF 2023 include ‘Focus country - Australia’ from which the opening film, ‘The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone’, showcases the elliptical memories of the teen activist’s historic fight for transgender rights. 

Documentary Workshop will be a four-day event hosted by the Kieślowski Film School in Poland. Grzegorz Paprzycki, an acclaimed new voice in contemporary Polish cinema and a Kieslowski Film School alumnus, will also be one of the workshop trainers. It’s an exciting and comprehensive programme for aspiring documentary filmmakers and a unique opportunity to learn from experienced international faculty! From the section of award-winning features at HIFF, ‘Elvis’, the buzzing Austin Butler-starrer that premiered at Cannes and is also nominated for multiple Oscars, will be screened.

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