1983 Toronto International Film Festival

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1983 Toronto International Film Festival
1983 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film The Big Chill
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
Festival date September 9, 1983 (1983-09-09)–September 17, 1983 (1983-09-17)
Language English

The 8th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 9 and September 17, 1983. This year, the festival introduced Contemporary World Cinema programme.[1] The festival also shone light on Paul Verhoevens work.[2] The festival also hold a retrospective in honor of David Cronenberg, first time for a Toronto-reared director. The censor board insisted that the censored version of Cronenberg's film The Brood, approved in 1979 be used.[3]

The Big Chill by Lawrence Kasdan was selected as the opening film. It won People's Choice Award at the festival and later got nominated for Academy Awards, BAFTAs and the Golden Globes.[4]


Award[5][6] Film Director
People's Choice Award The Big Chill Lawrence Kasdan
International Critics' Award The Fourth Man Paul Verhoeven


Gala Presentation[edit]

David Cronenberg retrospective[edit]


  1. ^ "TIFF History". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Taking a look back at TIFF". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Censoring the Toronto International Film Festival". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "TIFF Awards". tiff.net, October 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "TIFF People's Choice prize heralds film industry kudos". CBC News. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 

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