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.


Lucas International Children's Filmfestival Frankfurt 2015: Lucas-Award to Sri Lanka, ECFA-Award to „About a Girl“ (Germany)
(04.10.2015) Also this year the Lucas-Jury (four children and four film professionals) voted for a film from an Asian country that yet rather unknown for children's films production. Last year the winner was the film „Zone 7“ from the Phillippines, this year the Lucas-Award for the best feature film went to „The Singing Pond“ directed by Indika Ferdinando (Sri Lanka, 2014). Read more ...

Enthusiastic About Children's Film Culture
(27.09.2015) ECFA's Children's Film First Conference at Brussels attracted 150 professionals from all over Europe. Read more ...

ECFA Welcomes Delegates to Brussels
(18.09.2015) ECFA's board members are delighted about the number of registrations for next week’s Children’s Film First Conference, organized in cooperation with the European Commission’s “Creative Europe” programme: "We thank you all for your interest and enthusiasm. Please note that we still have a few seats available for the conference." The full conference programme can be found by following the link below. Read more ...

Italian Film „Grotto“ by Micol Pallucca Wins the 6+-section in Giffoni 2015
(27.07.2015) In Giffoni, where an international jury of 3.600 young people decides about the awards, „Grotto“ by Micol Pallucca (Italy, 2015) received the Gryphon-award for the best film for children from 6 years on. Read more ...

Zlin 2015: Olivier Ringer wins ECFA-Award and Golden Slipper for "Birds of Passage"
(04.06.2015) Belgium director Olivier Ringer received the award of the ECFA-Jury as well as the international Jury's award for the best feature film for children for his film "Birds of Passage" (Belgium & France, 2015). Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Ember Glow, Germany, 2015

White Snake, The, Germany, Austria, 2015

Falling, The, Great Britain, 2014

Standing Tall, France, 2015

Other Girls, Finland, 2015

Neither Julia nor Romeo *, Italy, 2015

Monkey Business from A to Z, Netherlands, 2015

Max & Lenny, 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

Dresdner Kinderfilmfest Kinolino, 10.10.2015, Dresden

Kinderfilmfest Muenster, 11.10.2015, Münster

Cinekid - International Film, Television and New Media Festival for Children and Young People, 15.10.2015, Amsterdam

Dubrovnik Film Festival, 15.10.2015, Dubrovnik

Uppsala International Short Film Festival, 19.10.2015, Uppsala

Next Festivals to submit your films

Glasgow Youth Film Festival, Deadline:14.10.2015

Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen, Deadline:15.10.2015

International Filmfestival Berlin, Generation, Deadline:31.10.2015

Taiwan International Children's TV and Film Festival, Deadline:31.10.2015

Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, Deadline:02.11.2015