Production service in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania


Nafta Films is the biggest production services company in Estonia. Our main office is in Tallinn, but we operate across the Baltic region from our bases in Vilnius, Riga and Helsinki. We are the official representatives of the Global Production Network for Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. Nafta Films is part of AICP (Association of Independent Commercial Producers).

production service advantages our region offers

Versatile possibilities
As most Northern European countries, we have a wide variety of locations, crew, equipment and cast available, but at a fraction of our neighbours' costs. Baltic crews and equipment are also the most cost-effective way of shooting in Lapland.

Our region has some key bonuses for film productions from all over the world: short distances and low population density make it easy to shoot up to 4 different locations per day; permits and road blockings are easy to negotiate; and most business and homeowners readily welcome film crews into their properties.

In general, the costs of production services in the Baltic States are 30% less expensive than in most European countries. Meanwhile, our crews are internationally praised for being highly professional, efficient and having a great work ethic.

98% of the people working in our crews speak fluent English.

Finland's Lapland is a remote but stunning region in the Arctic Circle. Even though Lapland has 200 days of snow per year, it has a much milder climate than e.g. Siberia or Greenland, which makes Lapland perfect for off-season winter commercials.

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The region

Technology and experience

  • Experienced and professional teams that speak fluent English
  • Modern infrastructure
  • A wide selection of modern camera, lighting and sound equipment
  • Quick access and good partnership with other European rentals. No added travel day charges for equipment.

Easy organisational matters

  • Quick and easy to get location permits
  • Short distances between different types of locations
  • From untouched nature to modern city centres. You can easily handle 3–4 locations in a day.
  • Capital airports are a 15 min drive from the city centre
  • Good roads and no traffic jams

A Location Manager’s dream

  • Diverse and well-preserved flora and fauna
  • New and unseen places
  • Up to 18.5 hours of daylight in summer,
  • 6 hours of magic light in summer
  • Distinct 4 seasons. Baltic countries are fully covered by snow every winter.
  • The '5th season': meadows and forests are flooded so you can literally boat between trees.

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Film crews
  • ... are non-union;
  • ... speak fluent English;
  • ... are praised for being great problem solvers.
Cash rebates
Nafta Films can apply for cash rebates in each of the Baltic States. Please note that they are applicable only to feature films, TV series, documentary films, animation productions and short films.