International Film

March 8 - 17, 2024

The Fifth edition of the Habitat International Film Festival (HIFF) is back!

10 days, 30 countries, over 60 films, award-winning and critically acclaimed cinema from across the globe.

Along with Master Classes, and Discussions.

And a special package from Germany which is our Focus Country this year.

In partnership with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi. With support from the Lufthansa Group.

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Entry Free. Open To All

Discover HIFF 2024

Focus Country: Germany
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In partnership with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi. With support from the Lufthansa Group.

“We explore new German feature and documentary films at the HIFF, ranging from luminaries, such as Margarethe von Trotta and Wim Wenders, to exciting new voices, including Ilker Catak or Frauke Finsterwalder. Without intending to, we have created a showcase of female filmmakers, protagonists, and narratives. This is a result of the recognition of women in the film industry in the last years that acknowledges the impact of their perspectives and narratives in the filmmaking landscape that was not that visible before.”

Katharina Görig, Director Programmes South Asia, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

MUBI Specials
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“Embark on a heartfelt cinematic journey with the MUBI Special at the Habitat Film Festival, as we present a handpicked selection of our titles - Rodrigo Moreno's The Delinquents, Sofia Coppola's Priscilla, Felipe Gálvez Haberle's Settlers, and Ira Sach's Passages. Delving into themes of identity, love, and rebellion, these films delicately explore the multifaceted realms of human experience, and in the process offer a rich emotional landscape which often speaks to the depths of our own experiences and aspirations.”

Svetlana Naudiyal, Programming Director, APAC, MUBI

NETPAC Award Winners
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The NETPAC Award is awarded to the best Asian feature film by a jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. The Award is given at over fifty international film festivals across the world.

The inaugural NETPAC Award Winners screening at HIFF 2024 – Solids by the Seashore - will be introduced by Bina Paul, Joint President, NETPAC.

Women in Film

Making a strong presence in the curation for this year for the Festival that kicks off on International Women’s Day, are films by women directors, and films drawing attention to women issues.

Virtual Reality Program | In partnership with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi. Curated by VRHAM!
Supported by Lufthansa Group

A Virtual Reality programme, launched in 2023 by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi as part of HIFF returns with a new set of innovative and interesting works of filmmakers from around the world, who are using Virtual Reality or 360 degree filmmaking to convey their powerful stories.

Streaming @HIFF

Watch post-screening discussions from HIFF 2024!