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Boris Poljak



Boris Poljak (b. 1959) has worked as a professional cameraman and director of photography since 1991 and 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 Cucic. He lives and works in Split.

AUTOFOCUS (2013, short documentary, 28’)
SKY SPIRITS (2010, short experimental, 6’)
LUCONOŠA / THE TORCHBEARER (2009, short experimental, 5 ́30 ̋)
SPLITSKI AKVAREL / THE SPLIT WATERCOLOUR (2009, short experimental documentary, 15 ́15 ̋)
ONKRAJ / BEYOND (2002, short experimental, 17’)



Autofokus (Orig.) / 2013 / Croatia / 27 min

Every summer, St. Nicholas Church (12th century) draws large crowds of tourists. Situated in an untouched Arcadian landscape, 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.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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