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Renata Poljak

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Renata Poljak (Split, 1974) is a visual artist and filmmaker. She graduated from the Arts Academy in Split, Croatia in 1997 and obtained an MA at École Régionale des Beaux-Arts (Film and Video Department) in Nantes, France in 1999. Her works have been shown at numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions, biennials and film festivals. She received many grants and awards, including the T-HT award – one of the most important contemporary arts award in Croatia, in 2012. Her residencies include San Francisco Art Institute, Museum Quartier Vienna, Art In General, New York, Cité Internationale des Arts and Recollets in Paris and many others. Her films were screened at the Prospective Cinema at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, in 2010 and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2012.

Hrvatski filmski savez
2008, 20`
Film je inspiriran kratkom pričom Miljenka Jergovića o židovskoj princezi iz 1943. godine koja je poželjela postati nevidljiva. U drugom dijelu filma pratimo turističkog vodiča, krajem 2006. godine koji „objašnjava“ Spomenik ubijenim Židovima Europe u Berlinu. On govori engleski i prepričava skandale i anegdote vezane za podizanje samog spomenika, i to na način da zaokuplja i zabavlja turiste k...
REA udruga za suvremene umjetničke i arhitektonske produkcije
2013, 17`
Documentary film that questions contemporary social values. It has been filmed in three different high schools in Zagreb whereby Croatian students were involved in multilayered conversations about the socialist past of their country, religion and history they had learned intertwined with the students’ views on civil rights, the notion of freedom, current social, political and economic situation...
17. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
REA udruga za suvremene umjetničke i arhitektonske produkcije
2019, 11`
In 2016, the ex-Yugoslav Navy flagship Vis was deliberately sunk in order to turn it into a scuba diving attraction in Croatia. The ship lies on the seabed of the waters close to Brijuni Islands where in 1956 Nasser, Nehru and Tito met to discuss their opposition to the Cold War and the formation of the Nonaligned Movement.By employing visually impressive shots, the film establishes a signature...
18. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
REA udruga za suvremene umjetničke i arhitektonske produkcije
2020, 12`
Dreaming of better lands, from generation to generation, because of poverty, hunger and wars, we voyage across the seas. Geography is destiny. Do our bodies retain the memories of our grandfathers; are memories of running away in search of better lands imprinted on our bodies? "Porvenir" means "future" in Spanish. Porvenir is the only town in Tierra del Fuego, at the bottom...
19. LFF , Opatija Summer Stage
2021, 11`
An intimate story about a divorce that took place in Split, the city from which the author hails. An analogy is made between the city of Split (Eng. to split – to separate) and a parting of the ways between two people.