YOUNG film directors will see their work on the big screen at a national film festival.

Films by pupils from Hameldon Community College, Burnley, Pendle Community High School, Nelson, and Kelbrook Primary School have all been picked to be shown at the Co-operative Young Film-Makers' Festival at the National Media Museum, Bradford, on October 12 and 13.

Live-action film "Just Feel Better" by 14-year-olds Kara Pickles and Jodie Leigh Clough, of Hameldon tells the story of a teenager waiting for a bone marrow transplant.

The hard-hitting film is the latest by the pair to achieve acclaim. Their first film, an anti-bullying story called Help, was commended in the Becta digital awards last year, and this is their third year taking part in the festival.

Pupils from class 9F at Pendle community high will show their clay-animation film "Graveyard", where children visit the cemetery during the day, but have a scary experience when they return at night.

And Year 6 pupils at Kelbrook Primary School, who worked at Pendle community high to produce their film "Zombies" another clay animation, Michael Watson, who runs the Hameldon film group, said Kara and Jodie were "naturals" at film making.

He said: "They are mature for their age and both bright girls. Their work is fantastic and they do it all in their own time."

Chris Fairbairn, who runs the animation classes at Pendle community high, said the work helped students learn team-work, English and technology, and pupils' films had been entered in the festival since 1989.

He said: "We deliver animation as part of the curriculum and I am really proud of the standard we have developed over the years.

"Everything they have done is based on their own original ideas and they have come up with a great story. The children from Kelbrook have done particularly well to get their film on the list, because it was their first ever attempt. They have done a brilliant job."

At the festival, the children will be able to take part in workshops with TV, music video and film directors, including Shaun of the Dean and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.

He said: "Co-operative Young Film-Makers is a fantastic opportunity for any young film-maker.

"First and foremost you get to see your work on the big screen.

"I saw all of my early shorts in front of packed houses at the National Media Museum. It was great and inspired me ever onward."