BUDDING young film-makers are to make their first movies with National Lottery cash.

Young people in Huddersfield will share in a slice of a £150,000 award for groups around the country.

They will make and star in a digital short films.

Huddersfield arts organisation Blink will work with a team of eight people aged between 12 and 16.

Its £4,000 will go towards the production of Skating Where It's Flat, a documentary shot from the view of the skater and the skateboard.

Young people will learn a range of film-making skills, including directing, scriptwriting, producing, editing, acting, sound and lighting.

The awards were announced by First Light, the UK Film Council's young people's film-making scheme.

In Halifax, the Square Chapel Trust has been awarded more than £10,000.

The arts centre will work with 32 people aged between 12 and 16 on three film productions.

Balti Brothers - A Chapatti Western will be a silent comedy, focusing on a turf war between two rival gangs.

The Rise and Fall of Hassan Mahmood finds its inspiration from gangster films. It follows the life of a schoolboy who rises from the bullied to the bully.

And Flies on the Wall will be a "mockumentary", influenced by the nonsensical works of poet and artist Edward Lear.

Pip Eldridge, First Light chief executive officer, said: "It has been a pleasure to allocate funds to this round of film-making projects.

"All the groups have considered the importance of developing a strong central idea, which makes us very confident about the way the films will turn out."

To date, First Light has enabled more than 8,500 young people to work with organisations on nearly 600 films using low-cost digital film technology.