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.


Domestic Films Win Most Awards at Cinekid Amsterdam
(25.10.2014) 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 ...

"Mother I Love You" Wins in Kristiansand
(22.09.2014) Two awards were given at this year's Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival which for the first time was organized in autumn instead of spring. Read more ...

European Symposium on the current state and prospects of documentary film for children and young people
(27.08.2014) Children love films. But do they even notice documentary films alongside feature and animated films, where do they find professional documentary films amongst the media mix of exciting games and youtube videos? The desire to maintain a wide offering of documentary films for the younger generation, and thus possibilities for watching them, is universal and still one of the important responsibilities of the film and television industry and cinema culture in general. But how? Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Speed Walking in Chicago, Denmark, 2014

Danny's Doomsday, Denmark, 2014

Children of the Arctic, Switzerland, 2014

Boy with the Golden Pants, The, Sweden, 2014

Life According to Nino, Netherlands, Belgium, 2014

Labyrinthus, Belgium, 2014

Schoenefeld Boulevard, Germany, 2014

Snow Queen, The, Germany, Finland, 2014


RAINBOW - Rights Against INtolerance: Building an Open-minded World
An action-research targeted to education professionals, as well as to children and young people, the final beneficiaries.

Upcoming Festivals

Nordic Filmdays Luebeck/ Section Films for Children & Young People, 29.10.2014, Luebeck

Universal Kids Film Festival, 01.11.2014, Tuzla/ stanbul

Doxs! - Documentaries for Children and Young People / Duisburger Filmwoche, 03.11.2014, Duisburg

FilmFestival Cottbus (Festival des Osteuropäischen Films), 04.11.2014, Cottbus

International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, 06.11.2014, Mannheim & Heidelberg

Next Festivals to submit your films

Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen, Deadline:31.10.2014

Taiwan International Children's TV and Film Festival, Deadline:31.10.2014

International Filmfestival Berlin, Generation, Deadline:01.11.2014

Nepal International Children’s Film Festival, Deadline:10.11.2014

BUFF - International Children and Youth Film Festival, Deadline:15.11.2014