FOUR budding film-makers have taken their first steps towards Hollywood - at the tender age of seven.

The work of the year three pupils is to be showcased on the big screen at a top national film festival.

Scarlett Eyles, Bella Speir, Lily Rawson and Amelia Murray all attend Queen Mary’s School at Baldersby Park, near Thirsk.

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And their short film “Violet’s Revenge” has been chosen to be screened at the 2013 Co-operative Film Festival in Bradford in July.

The girls’ film follows Scarlett and Bella as they try to escape from a fearsome beast, animated and voiced by Lily. It was shot and directed by Amelia.

Their film was chosen out of thousands submitted by young film-makers, schools, youth groups and more from across the UK and even abroad.

The festival is a non-competitive and not-for-profit youth initiative aimed at encouraging young people to work together, develop creativity and express themselves.

It is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country and since 1966 has given hundreds of young people the opportunity to see their work on the big screen in front of a live audience.