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.


Films from the Netherlands again Convinced the Young Audience Juries in Giffoni
(28.07.2014) „Finn“ by Frans Weisz (NL, 2013) received the most votes of the „+10“ jury while „Boys“ (NL, 2014) by Mischa Kamp was voted the 2nd best film in the 13+-section. Read more ...

Philippe Muyl wins the Main Prize in Zlin for "The Nightingale" / Zlin's ECFA-Award to "Sitting Next to Zoe"
(05.06.2014) The international jury's award at the 54th Zlin Film Festival 2014 for the best film for children received the French director Philippe Muyl for his Chinese-French co-production "The Nightingale" (2014). Read more ...

European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2014 for "Regret!"
(04.05.2014) For the 3rd time in a row the European Film Academy Young Audience Award went to the Netherlands: Dave Schram received it for his film "Regret!" (NL 2013). Read more ...

"Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" Wins ECFA-Award at Ciné-Jeune St. Quentin
(19.04.2014) The French-Belgium animation "Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla received the ECFA-Award at Ciné-Jeune de'l Aisne in St. Quentin 2014. Read more ...

Berlin 2014: Generation Kplus-Awards to "Killa" and "Ciencias Naturales"
(15.02.2014) The children's jury for the Generation Kplus-section in the Berlin International Film Festival 2014 has chosen the film "Killa" by Avinash Arun (India, 2014) to win the Crystal Bear as best film for children, while the international jury gave their award to "Ciencias Naturales" by Matías Lucchesi (Argentina & France, 2014). Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

18 – Dare to Live, Germany, 2014

Cold Heart, The, Germany, 2014

Postman Pat: The Movie, Great Britain, 2014

Ballet Boys, Norway, 2014

Ragnarok, Norway, 2013

Scrapwood War, Netherlands, 2014

Secrets of War, Netherlands, Belgium, 2014

Cracks in Concrete, Austria, 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

Nuevamirada – International Film Festival for Children and Youth, 28.08.2014, Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, 02.09.2014, Baden

MilanoFilmFestival, 04.09.2014, Milano

Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF-Kids-Section, 04.09.2014, Toronto

Buster - Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, 12.09.2014, Copenhagen

Next Festivals to submit your films

Dubai International Film Festival, Deadline:31.08.2014

Juniorfest - International Festival for Children and Youth, Deadline:31.08.2014

Kolibri – Festival Internacional del Audiovisual para la Niñez y la Adolescencia, Deadline:31.08.2014

Torino Film Festival, Deadline:31.08.2014

Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Deadline:06.09.2014