Author's Night - Boris Poljak


Boris Poljak
Screening time  
02.03. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  
Tourists, unaware of the proximity of the camera, become performers in a daily show.

Every summer, the twelfth-century church of Saint Nicholas draws large crowds of tourists. Situated on a picturesque hill and next to a lone tree, it is as if the site becomes a stage where various unusual events take place. Thus, the tourists, unaware of the proximity of the camera, become performers in a daily show.


Boris Poljak

Boris Poljak, born in 1959 in Split, has worked as a professional cinematographer and director of photography since 1991. He has been awarded at various domestic and international festivals for his work (over fifty short documentary and experimental films, three feature films and over two hundred commercials). He has directed five short films, three of which as co-author with Damir Čučić. His film Autofocus (2013) received numerous awards at various international festivals, including the Grand Prix at the festival in Karlovy Vary. It was screened at the 2016 ZagrebDox, while his latest documentary They Just Come and Go (2016) screened in last year’s ZagrebDox Regional Competition. He was one of the organizers of the Parliament of Alternative Film in Split from 1982 to 1988 and one of the initiators of the International Festival of New Film in Split.

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2013, 26'

Directed by:
Boris Poljak

Boris Poljak

Edited by:
Damir Čučić

Milva Čučić

Produced by:
MILVA film i video

Festivals & Awards:

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013 – Best Short Documentary Visions du Réel 2014 – Best Short Documentary; Liburnia Film Festival 2013 – Best Film, Best Editing, Best Cinematography; Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2014 – Best National Short Film; 25 FPS 2013 –  Green DCP Award; Days of Croatian Film 2014 – Best Documentary; Martovski Festival – Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival 2015 – Best Camera Work; Visions du Réel 2014; Sarajevo Film Festival 2013; DOK Leipzig 2014; DokuFest Prizren 2014; Supetar Super Film Festival 2014; Vukovar Film Festival 2014; Short Shorts Film Festival Mexico;  DOKUart – International Festival of Documentary Film 2014