European Children's Film Association
Association Européenne du Cinéma pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse

ECFA - European Children's Film Association - Association Européenne du Cinéma pour l'Enfance et la Jeunesse

ECFA is the organisation for all, who are interested in high quality films for children and young people: film makers, producers, promotors, distributors, exhibitors, TV-programmers, festival organizers and film educators. Read more about ECFA.


Cross Video Days Call for Animation, Youth & Education projects
(02.03.2015) Cross Video Days Content Market invites producers of digital AV-projects to submit their works. The event will be held in Paris, June 11th and 12th, 2015. Deadline for submissions is March, 16th 2015. Read more ...

"My Skinny Sister" Wins Berlin's Generation 2015
(14.02.2015) The Swedish-German co-production "My Skinny Sister", directed by Sanna Lenken, received the award of the children's jury as best feature film for children at the Generation-section within the 65th International Film Festival Berlin 2015. Read more ...

4th ECFA-Award for "Mother, I love you!"
(07.02.2015) In 2014 ECFA (European Children’s Film Association) organized the fourth edition of the ECFA Award, the election of the Best European Children’s Film of the Year. Read more ...

ECFA's Annual General Assembly in Berlin, February 7th 2015
(27.01.2015) All ECFA members are invited to attend the association's Annual General Assembly in Landesvertretung des Freistaats Thüringen beim Bund, Mohrenstraße 64,10117 Berlin, on February 7th 2015, beginning at 15:30. Read more ...

European Symposium "Documentaries for Young Audiences"
(26.10.2014) In September ECFA participated in the symposium "Documentaries for Young Audiences". Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

No. 7, Denmark, 2015

We are the Pirates of the Roads, Finland, 2015

Dozen Summers, A, Great Britain, 2015

14+, Russia,

Flocking, Sweden, 2015

My Skinny Sister, Sweden/ Germany, 2015

Confetti Harvest, Netherlands, Belgium, 2014

Chlorine, Italy, 2015


CHILDREN’S FILM FIRST is a year long project which comprises a number of interlinked peerlearning activities for film literacy professionals including seminars, website and conference.

Upcoming Festivals

Leeds Young People's Film Festival, 30.03.2015, Leeds

Istanbul International Film Festival, 04.04.2015, Istanbul

International Children's Film Festival, 07.04.2015, Lucknow

TIFF Kids – Toronto International Film Festival, 07.04.2015, Toronto

Monstronale, 10.04.2015, Halle/Saale

Next Festivals to submit your films

Kineko International Children's Film Festival Tokyo, Deadline:31.03.2015

Buster - Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Deadline:01.04.2015

Kids Festival, Deadline:01.04.2015

Odense International Film Festival, Deadline:01.04.2015

Filmfest München - Kinderfilmfest, Deadline:05.04.2015