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.


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Mara and the Firebringer, Germany, 2014

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


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

Cinemagic - International Film & Television Festival for Young People, Children's Programme, 03.10.2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland

International Biannual Festival of Animation, 06.10.2014, Bratislava

Kolibri – Festival Internacional del Audiovisual para la Niñez y la Adolescencia, 06.10.2014, La Paz

Cinekid - International Film, Television and New Media Festival for Children and Young People, 08.10.2014, Amsterdam

London International Film Festival, 08.10.2014, London

Next Festivals to submit your films

New York International Children's Film Festival, Deadline:06.10.2014

Glasgow Youth Film Festival, Deadline:14.10.2014

Children Film Festival - Cine Junior, Deadline:15.10.2014

Providence Children's Film Festival, Deadline:25.10.2014

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