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.

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.