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Nikita Pavlov  DoP and cinematographer

I am a cameraman and videographer based in Berlin.

Born in 1982 in Moscow, Russia, I was working as a photographer in Russia and Israel for more than 10 years, being staff photographer with the Seance film magazine and publishing house since 2004, and working as a freelancer for various magazines.

With the Seance publishing house I made two books with the portraits of Russian cinema makers.

I was studying at Musrara — The Naggar School of Photography and New Media in Jerusalem, Israel.

In 2011 I scripted, directed and filmed feature documentary movie When New Year Comes on Shabbat.

Since then I moved to Berlin and working as cinematographer on documentary, features and video movies.



Nikita was incredibly professional and talented DP. It was a pleasure working with him!

Julia Hoff, Now This

Nikita totally killed it. We are very pleased with the footage, and the interview, as well as his workflow, correspondence, and overall inventiveness. I definitely recommend him for your project.

Dan Leonard, 60 Second Docs

I cannot recommend Nikita highly enough for anyone in need of high-quality documentary footage delivered promptly and professionally. The footage he delivered went above and beyond our shot list in the best way possible, and he brought a finely tuned artistic eye to every shot. Exceptional!

Hans Glick, Global Citizen



2014 Brit Milah, director, camera, editor – Nikita Pavlov, 7 min, video movie.

2012 When New Year Comes on Shabbat, director, camera – Nikita Pavlov, editors – Petr Zhukov, Viktoriya Chupakhina. 83 min, documentary diary.

World premiere at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, 26 Oct 2012 in the “Between the Seas” competition section.

Russian premiere at the ArtDocFest Film Festival (Moscow), 10 Dec 2012 in the competition program “Sreda”.

2010 Stories for my daughter, idea by Petr Zhukov. 17 min, video movie.

director of photography

2018 Eva’s Mission, director Martha van der Bly, documentary feature, in production.

2016 It’s Getting Dark, director Olga Kravets, documentary feature, 48 min.

World premiere at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

2016 Tomorrow Will Be The Same, director Petr Zhukov, feature, 1 hour 6 min.

2016 Çiçek, director Petr Zhukov, feature, 153 min.

2014 Return of a Curonian Pilot, director Petr Zhukov, feature.

2013 Young and Gay in Putin’s Russia, VICE, documentary, 31 min.

2013 Étude Fiskars, director Nina Pulkkis, documentary, in process.

2013 Farewell to Fireplace, director Petr Zhukov, 19 min.

2012 Birthday, director Anastasiia Kyryliuk, 15 min.

2012 Anton’s Right Here (episode cameraman), director Lyubov Arkus, documentary, 110 min.

2012 Goodbye, Tegel, director Sergio Rufini Mastropasqua, 8 min.

2011 U, director Petr Zhukov, 15 min.

2011 The Shelter, director Olga Kravets. installation and multimedia.

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