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Location Inspiration: THE BALTICS

Are you on the hunt for the perfect filming location that seamlessly blends Northern European elegance with Eastern European affordability? Look no further than the Baltics, where precision meets flexibility and stunning landscapes await your lens.

Main Qualities of the Baltics

The Baltics boast a low population density, ensuring hassle-free permit acquisition. Immerse yourself in the charm of clean cities, pristine nature, and a blend of modern and historic architecture and design. What's more, everyone speaks fluent English, making communication a breeze. And with our northern latitude, the sun never rises above 45 degrees, offering soft shadows and breathtaking light throughout the day.

Top locations

From the modern Nordic architecture of Tallinn to the Art Nouveau elegance of Riga, the Baltics, including the countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, offer a diverse array of settings for your production needs. Explore the Cinevilla backlot and Virtual Production Studio in Latvia, or capture the otherworldly beauty of the Nida desert in Lithuania. Dive into the lush marshes, dense forests, and picturesque beaches, or step back in time with Old Towns spanning centuries of history.

Step onto the iconic Linnahall in Tallinn, where Christopher Nolan set the stage for the opening scene of Tenet, and discover why it's a favorite among filmmakers. Or unleash your creativity at the Cinevilla backlot, providing a versatile backdrop for your cinematic vision.

Climate and shooting seasons

With four distinct seasons, the Baltics offer a variety of atmospheres for your production. From dark, snowy winters to "white nights" summers with up to six hours of continuous "magic hour," every season brings its own cinematic magic.

Work permits and infrastructure

Enjoy the ease of shooting in the Baltics with no specific work permits or visas required. Our robust infrastructure offers access to high-level cameras, casting, crew, and studios to bring your vision to life.

Nafta and their Successful Productions

Nafta Films, the esteemed film production company hailing from the Baltics, shines brightly as a beacon of creativity and excellence within the industry. With roots firmly planted in Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia, Nafta Films has earned its reputation as a powerhouse within the GPN network, showcasing a legacy built on innovation and unparalleled quality.

The core of Nafta Films beats with the passion and expertise of a diverse team of seasoned professionals and enthusiastic young producers. This harmonious blend of experience and fresh perspectives has led to a string of remarkable accomplishments, from prestigious awards for projects like the Hyundai costume design to consistent success in the competitive realm of automotive advertising.

Choosing Nafta Films for your production needs in Lithuania, Latvia, or Estonia opens the door to a world of advantages and opportunities. Beyond just a service provider, Nafta Films offers a comprehensive suite of benefits that elevate your project to new heights. From cost-effective solutions tailored to your budget to a commitment to top-tier production quality, Nafta Films delivers a seamless and enriching experience for every client.

Embark on a journey of creativity and collaboration with Nafta Films, the trusted partner that brings magic to your doorstep. Explore the endless possibilities that await when you join forces with the best in the business. Contact us today to discover how Nafta Films can turn your vision into reality and inspire your next cinematic masterpiece.

Prepare to be amazed!

Dos and Don'ts

As a cosmopolitan and liberal society, the Baltics welcome filmmakers with open arms and engage with all people in English without hesitation. Prepare for the convenience of the Baltics - many essentials will be within walking distance, streamlining your production process. Dive into the culinary delights of the Baltics with recommendations from Naftas curated list of hidden gems. Immerse yourself in the charm of the Baltics' Old Towns and explore the rich history and culture they offer. Indulge in the diverse cuisines of the countries, featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and organic fare from small farms. Ask the team from Nafta for recommendations to savor the best of Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian cuisines.

Advantages of shooting in the Baltics

Enjoy easy permits, short distances between locations, and widespread English proficiency, making filming in the Baltics a hassle-free and cost-effective endeavor. Embark on your cinematic journey in the Baltics, where every frame is a masterpiece waiting to be captured. From breathtaking landscapes to vibrant cityscapes, let your imagination run wild in the production paradise of the country.

Learn more about shooting with Nafta in Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania