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.


ECFA-Award at Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne for "Long Way North"
(20.04.2016) Director Rémi Chayé's latest animated feature film "Long Way North" (France & Denmark, 2016) received the Award of the ECFA-Jury at Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne (France), the festival directed by ECFA's president Céline Ravenel. Read more ...

BUFF Malmö 2016: "Birds of Passage" Strike Again
(23.03.2016) The Ringer Bros. award winning tour around the world continues. Also at BUFF Malmö their film "Birds of Passage" (Belgium & France, 2015) received the award or the best film for children. Read more ...

"Birds of Passage" also win in New York
(22.03.2016) ECFA-Award winner "Birds of Passage", directed by Olivier Ringer (Belgium & France, 2015) also received the Grand Prize at this year's New York International Children's Film Festival. Read more ...

Latin-American and Indian Films win Berlinale Generation 2016
(22.02.2016) The children's jury awarded the Indian film „Ottaal“ („The Trap“) by Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair (2015) as best film for children and had a special mention for „Jamais Content“ („Miss Impossible“) by Emilie Deleuze, France, 2016. Read more ...

"Birds of Passage" Wins ECFA-Award 2016!
(13.02.2016) Already four years ago Olivier Ringer was the winner of the first ECFA-Award ever for his film "On the Sly" / "A pas de loup". Now the members of the European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) have chosen his latest film "Birds of Passage" / "Les Oiseaux de Passage" (Belgium/France, 2015) to win the ECFA-Award in 2016. Congratulations! Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Violators, The, Great Britain, 2015

In Pursuit of a Better Life, Sweden, 2016

Babai, Germany, Kosova, Macedonia, France, 2015

Pansy!, France, 2016

Arlette - Courage is A Muscle, Germany, Switzerland, 2015

MonaLisa Story, Sweden/Denmark, Norway, 2016

Boxing for Freedom, Spain, 2015

Marie's Story, France, 2014


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

International Documentary Film Festival Munich,, 05.05.2016, München

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 05.05.2016, Oberhausen

Art Amphora – Balkan Festival for Films and Television Programs for Children and Youth, 10.05.2016, Varna

Festival International du Film de Cannes, 11.05.2016, Cannes

Werkstatt der Jungen Filmszene / Workshop for the Young Film Scene, 13.05.2016, Wiesbaden-Naurod

Next Festivals to submit your films

Anibar Animation Festival, Deadline:30.04.2016

Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, Deadline:30.04.2016

International Biannual Festival of Animation, Deadline:30.04.2016

Pula Film Festival, Children's and Youth Film Programms, Deadline:01.05.2016

International Children's Film Festival "Oqros Pepela" ("The Golden Butterfly"), Deadline:10.05.2016