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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 Dovydas Vilkelis, CEO and Producer of Animatrix

VILNIUS: FNE spoke to Dovydas Vilkelis, CEO and producer of Animatrix, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Lithuanian animation and game development industries.


FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Milovan Mladenović (Crater Studio) and Miljana Jovović (CGA Belgrade)

BELGRADE: FNE spoke to Milovan Mladenović, Crater Studio's VFX Executive Producer and Partner, and Miljana Jovović, co-founder of CGA Belgrade, about their current activities as well as film, VFX and games convergence, among others.


New Croatian Studio Gathers 1.1 m EUR Investment for First Video Game

ZAGREB: Croatian web and software agency Dwizards founded a new in-house studio, Today's Games, with the aim of entering the video game industry. Their first project will be ReSetna, a postapocalyptic 2.5D game for which they’ve already gathered 1.1 m EUR in private investment.


FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Vladislav Polgar, Chief Operating Officer of Keen Software House

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Vladislav Polgar, chief operating officer of Keen Software House, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry.


FNE Film Meets Games: Croatian Gaming Industry Valued at 66.4 m EUR

ZAGREB: The annual revenue of the gaming industry in Croatia is 66.4 m EUR and it continues to grow rapidly, while the state plans to increase the budget for creative industries including video games in 2023.


FNE Film Meets Games: Croatian Game Battle of Vukovar: Rain of Steel Pre-released on Steam

ZAGREB: The Croatian first-person strategic shooter game Battle of Vukovar: Rain of Steel has been pre-released on Steam by the programming collective CRO Game Devs. The game is based on true events from the 1990s Homeland War.


FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Jari-Pekka Kaleva, Managing Director of European Games Developer Federation

STOCKHOLM: FNE spoke to Jari-Pekka Kaleva, managing director of the European Games Developer Federation (EGDF), about their current activities, as well as the state of the game industry in the region.


Film Meets Games: GRANTS: Croatian Audiovisual Centre Announces Games Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has allocated a total of 199,100 EUR for the production of three and the development of 10 new videogames. It is the second year that the Croatian national body is supporting video games in the production or development stage.