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Central and Eastern Europe are home to many of the top global games developers and the creatives in design, special effects, AI are increasingly working on both games and film.

FNE will be talking to some of the top players across the region in both games and film and pin-pointing the new projects that are catching the attention of international investors.

Watch this space to get the first news of what is hot in this fast growing sector.

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Georgian Sound Designer Betkho

TBILISI: FNE spoke to Georgian sound designer Betkho about his experience and activities in the gaming and film industry. Betkho is the founder of Heima Production and works on the sound design of films, as well as games.


FNE Film Meets Games: Premiere of Slovak Animated Film Yourland Spawns New Game

BRATISLAVA: A few days before the premiere of the long-awaited animated film Yourland / Tvojazem by Peter Budinský (previous title Heart of a Tower), Nohavmede studio introduced a new game Yourland: Bowlers Run, to emphasise the environmental dimension of the film in the latest example of film games convergence.


FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A With Georgian Game Designer and Writer Nanuka Sepashvili

TBILISI: FNE spoke to Nanuka Sepashvili, Georgian game designer and animation writer, about her experience and activities in the gaming and film industry.


FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A With Georgia’s Sound Artist and POSTRED Founder Beso Kacharava

Central and eastern Europe is one of the most important locations for global games developers and studios, and artists in the region are increasingly working for both film and games. FNE looks at how these two sectors of the entertainment industry are converging and why this trend is important for the future development of both.


CD Projekt Switches to Unreal Engine 5 for New Witcher Game

WARSAW: Polish CD Projekt has announced another project set in The Witcher game series universe. The company will use the Unreal Engine 5 technology, which is expected to become the future of entertainment including filmmaking.


Two Prizes Put Romanian VR on Immersive Innovation Map

BUCHAREST: The Romanian projects Human Violins and Tangible Utopias, directed by Fulbright alumna Ioana Mischie and produced by Storyscapes, are among the first VR projects to receive a Meta grant from Women in Immersive Technologies, at the first edition of the Immersive Creators Catalyst programme.


FNE Film Meets Games: Romanian Game Development Industry With Record Growth

UCHAREST: Romanian game developers have announced record growth in 2021, with 67% of companies doing game design noting an increase in revenues according to the Romanian Game Developers Association.


Film and Games Convergence Boosts Success of The Witcher

WARSAW: Netflix is ready to start production on the third season of the hit show The Witcher, based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski and heavily inspired by an internationally acclaimed computer game produced by the Polish company CD PROJEKT.