Regional screen agency EM Media is launching a temporary scheme – EM Media East – to provide support to projects which had been awarded funding by defunct regional screen agency Screen East.

EM Media will provide lottery funds to a ring-fenced number of projects which had been promised funding by Screen East either through the UK Film Council’s Regional Investment Fund for England, the Digital Film Archive Fund or Digital Shorts schemes.

The agency said it would support projects to “ensure that they can be realised and delivered within a reasonable timescale and to prevent a failure of film activity in the region.”

In order to be eligible, projects must have received a commitment of finance from Screen East via UKFC National Lottery funds between April 2009 and Screen East’s closure in September 2010.