A monographic fiilm show is dedicated to Chinese cinema so different and yet so fascinating that wins over the young audience. Ling Zhong, ambassador of the Chinese popular Republic visits the Festival.
The film ZAPPA by Bille August is presented in the Meccoli section while the French director Michel Deville proposes THE LITTLE BUNCH in the competitive section.
The Nocciola d’oro this year is awarded to MARIO MONICELLI, PETER USTINOV (present in Giffoni), to the weekly magazine Topolino and to Steven Spielberg, who sends a wonderful video message from the United States 16 mm.
84 is also the year in which the arena moves from piazza Umberto I to Piazza Annunziata, where it is possible to set a 2000 seats circa arena called Maison Lumière.
The Campania Region, allocates an annual fund that will boost the organisation.
From this edition and until 1988 the Festival poster will be chosen through a competitive selection for secondary school students from all over Italy.