MIFF 1982

Geoff Gardner

Festival Program
91 feature films and 104 short films were screened from 3 June to 14 June
Full Program

Program in Focus
As well as a full screening program, the 1982 festival program featured an editorial on New German Cinema, while paying homage to Fritz Lang via a retrospective of his work. Statements by Australian independent filmmakers Carolyn Strachan and Alessandro Cavadini, James Clayden and Dirk de Bruyn also featured.

Filmmaker in Focus
Fritz Lang
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Opening Night Film
Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer)

Featured Film
Americana (David Carradine)

Image Gallery

From the Festival Files

On Screen and in the Cinema

The magic of the festival is reached through its screens. These are places and spaces that captivate our attention, providing windows where films come to life before our eyes. As portals to the world, the festival’s screens allow us to travel the globe, move through time, and see through another’s eyes. … Yet these screens also remind us of home. They are fixed in place, in our memories and in o …

The Living Festival

What would a festival be without its audience? There wouldn’t be a festival at all! … People are the beating heart of MIFF. It was the coming together of some 800 people in Olinda in 1952 that gave birth to the Melbourne Film Festival. Since that unanticipated outpouring of community love for film, MIFF has become an annual gathering space for film enthusiasts and the cine-curious from Melbourne …