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Nafta Films

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Pavel Gumennikov

Established in 2001 we have created a new production hub in North-East Europe - combining Eastern-European cost effectiveness and flexibility with Northern looks and quality. Our client and partner network spans the globe and we’re into both servicing and producing our own, be it commercials, features or TV-series.

Locations in Latvia

Latvia is bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus and by a maritime border to the west with Sweden.

The capital of Latvia is Riga. Its Old Town architecture is mainly gothic, baroque, rococo and classicism. It’s also famous for having over 800 Art Nouveau buildings which are quite unique for the region. Riga Old Town is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Latvia has 500 kilometres of white sand beaches along the Baltic Sea, modern port cities, fantastic resort cities, old fishing villages, quiet, secluded and even unruly pockets of nature and diverse relaxation options.

Locations: Beach, road, backlot, old town, modern Nordic architecture, Soviet architecture, forest, marsh, fields, parks, village, sea, islands, airport, port, train, military, ferry, boats, marinas, apartments, lofts, offices, mansions, forts, medieval, abandoned, etc.

Why come to Latvia

  • four international airports (Riga, Daugavpils, Liepaja, Ventspils)

  • Latvia is member of EU and NATO and also belongs to the Schengen Area

  • climate is transitional, between maritime and continental, cold winters with snow and warm summers

  • low talent buyouts and rates, easy permits for road blocking, drones, etc.

  • all sorts of gear available

  • very talented art department and other crew with experience of working on large projects

  • all crew speaks fluent English. Most talents speak fluent English

  • diverse cast possible

  • variety of different backlots and underwater tank, LED studio

  • biggest city in the Baltics

Previous Clients

Production Houses: Anorak, Film Deluxe, 27km, MPG Media,  Babelsberg, Peoplegrapher, Tool of NA, MJZ, Furlined, MrMrFilms, Partizan, Prettybird, The Corner Shop, VCCP, Blink, Stink ...

Director: Niklas Weise, Bernd Faass, Bastian Glaessner, Rudi Schwab, Henry Hobson, Bill Aldrich, Jamie Lane, James Rouse


We have developed our own extensive sustainability protocols - limiting single-use materials, using electric transport whenever possible, recycling and upcycling on set.


  • Conference (feature film) - Shortlist at Giornati degli Autori at Venice Film Festival, and many other awards
  • The Secret Society of Souptown - Best Film (Audience Award) at Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, Best Children's Film at Zurich Film Festival, Special Award at Ale Kino!
  • International Young Audience Film Festival, Bronze Horse at Stockholm Film Festival Junior


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