Author's Night - Boris Poljak

They Just Come and Go

Boris Poljak
Screening time  
02.03. / Friday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2  
The film follows morning events at Bačvice beach.

The film follows morning events at Bačvice beach. At dawn, before sunrise, the beach becomes a place of an unusual clash. From nearby clubs and cafes, numerous groups of young people cross the beach on their way home. At the same time, older people start coming. They walk, come, pass by and go.


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.

General sponsor

Oni samo dolaze i odlaze

2016, 20'

Directed by:
Boris Poljak

Screenplay by:
Boris Poljak

Boris Poljak

Edited by:
Damir Čučić

Vera Robić Škarica

Produced by:
Hrvatski filmski savez

Festivals & Awards:

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2017 – First Prize of the Jury of the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of North Rhine-Westphalia; Croatian Film Days 2017 – Oktavijan Award for Best Documentary Film; Best Directing; Tabor Film Festival 2017 – Best Film; Dokufest Prizren 2017 – Special Mention in Balkan Dox Competition; Liburnia Film Festival 2017 – Best Photography; FeKK Short Film Festival 2017 – Best Movie; Tenerife Shorts 2017 –  Best Short Film; ZagrebDox 2017; Mediterranean Film Festival Split 2017; Motovun Film Festival 2017; Avanca Film Festival 2017; 25 FPS 2017; Pančevo Film Festival 2017; Pravo Ljudski Film Festival 2017; Cinemaforum International Short Film Festival 2017; 2ANNAS International Short Film Festival 2017