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.


Vienna: Children Jury's Award to „My Life as a Zucchini“
(27.11.2016) The children's jury at this year's Vienna Children's Film Festival gave their award to the French-Swiss animation „My Life as a Zucchini“ by Claude Barras (2016). Read more ...

KINOdiseea International Children's Film Festival Bucarest: ECFA Award to „The Day My Father Became a Bush“
(22.11.2016) Nicole van Kilsdonk's latest film „The Day My Father Became a Bush“ (The Netherlands, Belgium & Croatia, 2016) received the ECFA Award at the KINOdiseea International Children's Film Festival in Bucarest. Read more ...

Oulu 2016: Children Jury's Award to „Paw“ / ECFA-Award to „Going to School“
(20.11.2016) The International Children's and Youth Film Festival at Oulu/Finland has just finished its 35th edition with an award by the children's jury to the Hungarian film „Paw“ directed by Róbert-Adrian Pejó (2015). Read more ...

1st ECFA Documentary Award to "Dancing for You"
(12.11.2016) ECFA proudly presents the first edition of the ECFA documentary award in collaboration with doxs! - dokumentarfilme für kinder und jugendliche, the young audience festival within the Duisburger Filmwoche, the German festival for documentary films. Read more ...

Cinekid Amsterdam: Awards for „Blanka“ and „Little Grey Fergie – Country Fun“
(22.10.2016) The jury's award for the best film for children at this year's Cinekid Film, Television and New Media Festival for Children went to a film, that has been touring through many festivals all over the world: „Blanka“, a co-production between Italy, Japan and the Filippines, directed by Kohki Hasei (2015). Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Trip We Took With Dad, That, Romania, Germany, 2016

Sing Street, Ireland, Great Britain, USA, 2016

Day, My Father Became a Bush, The, Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia, 2016

Morris from America, Germany, 2016

Bibi & Tina: Girls vs. Boys, Germany, 2016

Trollie: The Great Rescue, Netherlands, 2016

Rolli and the Secret of All Time, Finland, 2016

Eternal Summer, Sweden, 2015


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

Animateka International Animation Film Festival, 05.12.2016, Ljubljana * Maribor

Stuttgarter Kinderfilmtage, 06.12.2016, Stuttgart

Dubai International Film Festival, 07.12.2016, Dubai

Children's Film Festival Seattle, 26.01.2017, Seattle

Festival Internacional du Premier Film, 03.02.2017, Annonay

Next Festivals to submit your films

Goldener Spatz, Deutsches Kinder-Medien-Festival at Erfurt & Gera, Deadline:16.12.2016

Montreal International Children's Film Festival (FIFEM), Deadline:16.12.2016

A-Fest Film – International Film Festival Cinema of the Future Society, Deadline:10.01.2017

International Youth Film Festival “Plasencia Encorto”, Deadline:15.01.2017

Luxembourg City Film Festival, Deadline:16.01.2017