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.


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

"Ricky Rapper" Wins at "Schlingel" Film Festival in Chemnitz / ECFA Award to "Girlhood"
(20.10.2014) The jury of 16 children from eight European countries gave their award to „Ricky Rapper and Slick Leonard” directed by Timo Koivusalo (Finland, 2014). They also awarded the main actor of this film, Samuel Shipway, as best child actor. Read more ...

Domestic Films Win Most Awards at Cinekid Amsterdam
(18.10.2014) For many years now one of the leading countries in high quality films for young audiences are the Netherlands. Therefore it is no surprise that most awards at this year's Cinekid Filmfestival in Amsterdam went to domestic productions. Read more ...

French Films Win at this Year's Buster Copenhagen
(29.09.2014) Both the children's and the international experts' jury have decided to award French productions as best films for children. The international jury voted for "The Nightingale" by Phillippe Muyl (France, 2013), the children voted for "Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” by Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu (France, 2013). Read more ...

Frankfurt's 'Lucas'-Award goes to the Philppines', Most Other Awards to the Netherlands
(28.09.2014) "Zone 7" ("Purok 7", Philippines, 2013) directed by Carlo Obispo received the 'Lucas' Jury's award for the best long film at the 'Lucas' International Children's Film Festival in Frankfurt/M. (Germany). Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Ella and Friends 2, Finland, 2013

Urban Rascals, Netherlands, 2013

Summertime, Finland, 2014

Superteacher, Netherlands, 2016

Code M, Netherlands, 2015

Winnetou's Son, Germany, 2015

Korso, Finland, 2014

Finishers, The, France, 2013


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

Belmont World Film: Family Film Festival, 16.01.2015, Boston

Children's Film Festival Seattle, 22.01.2015, Seattle

Children Film Festival - Cine Junior, 28.01.2015, Val-de-Marne

Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, 29.01.2015, Würzburg

Festival Internacional du Premier Film, 30.01.2015, Annonay

Next Festivals to submit your films

Indie Junior, Deadline:31.12.2014

International Children's Film Festival, Deadline:31.12.2014

Istanbul International Film Festival, Deadline:31.12.2014

International Women's Film Festival Dortmund / Köln, Deadline:08.01.2015

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Deadline:13.01.2015