Mari Kuttna (Programme Director), Erwin Rado (Acting Director)
107 feature films and 117 short films were screened from 22 June to 3 July
Program in Focus
The 1983 program featured a retrospective of veteran Australian filmmakers John Heyer and Cecil Holmes. Five Michael Nicholson short films were also screened, thematically centered on 'ironical comments on the social and political scene'.
Films of note: The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese), The Trout (Joseph Losey), The Woman in Love With Mechanic Gavrilov (Pyotr Todorovsky), Sunless (Chris Marker), Ten Thousand Suns (Ferenc Kosa).
Opening Night Film
The Draughtsman's Contract (Peter Greenaway)