UK regional screen agency EM Media has commissioned four films through its DV Shorts scheme, run with the UK Film Council.

DV Shorts, now in its sixth year, has selected the following projects:

Tandem from writer/directors John and Tom Turrell, with Rachel Dargavel producing for Perfume Films. A comical look at relationships between adult siblings.

Tender from writer Roger Hadfield, with former Screen International Star of Tomorrow Deborah Haywood directing and Yvonne Bray and Tina Pawlik co-producing for Anthem Films. A coming-of-age story.

The Taxidermist from writer/directors Bert & Bertie, with Louise Knight producing for Warp Developments East Midlands. Dark and quirky love story.

and Wintering, from writer Richard House and director Iain Finlay, with Rachel Dargavel producing for Perfume Films. Running the gamut of comedy to thriller with few words.

More than 100 projects from across the East Midlands were submitted.

Suzanne Alizart, head of partnerships at EM Media, said: 'The selected films are all ambitious, bold and will help those making them to step up in their careers. We are delighted to support newcomers and returning talent from the East Midlands filmmaking community in demonstrating their talent and look forward to adding their names to our growing list of award winners from the region. '