ECFA Award Winners

ECFA-Award-Winners edition 2016

ECFA-Award at BUFF, the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö (Sweden): “The New Kid” by Rudi Rosenberg, France, 2015.

European Youth Film Festival Flanders (Antwerp, Bruge, Ghent & Courtrai): “My Skinny Sister” by Sanna Lenken, Sweden & Germany, 2015.

ECFA-Award at Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne (France) 2016: “Long Way North”

ECFA-Award at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín/Czech Republic 2016: “Learn by Heart”

ECFA-Award at the Tel Aviv International Film Festival for Children and Youth: “Blanka” by Kohki Hasei, Italy & Japan, 2015.

ECFA-Award at the Lucas International Festival for Young Filmlovers in Frankfurt (Germany): “Rauf” by Baris Kaya & Soner Caner (Turkey, 2016).

ECFA-Award at the Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Chemnitz (Germany): “Children of Chance” by Malik Chibane (France, 2016).

Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Oulu/Finland 2016:
“Going to School” directed by Frederik Meldal Nørgaard, Denmark, 2016

ECFA Award at KINOdiseea – International Children’s Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, 2016: “The Day, My Father Became a Bush” by Nicole van Kilsdonk, Netherlands, Belgium & Croatia, 2016.

ECFA Award at 34th Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival,Poznan , Poland, 2016: “My Life as a Zucchini” by Claude Barras, France & Switzerland, 2016.

Olympia International Film Festival for Children And Young People, Pyrgos/Greece 2016: “Celestial Camel” by Jury Feting (Russia, 2015).


At the end of the year all ECFA awarded films will be nominated by election for the overall ‘ECFA AWARD’ for film of the year. The award will be given by all the ECFA members and will be presented during the International Filmfestival Berlin Berlinale.

5th ECFA-Award (2016) for “Birds of Passage”

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!

The award was given out in a ceremony during the Children’s Film Community Party (Treffen der Kinderfilmszene) at the “Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund in Berlin” on February 13th, 2016, during the International Berlin Film Festival.

les-oiseaux-de-passageAlmost 60 members of ECFA, children’s film experts and professionals from all over Europe, have given their votes out of a shortlist of eight films that were awarded by ECFA-Juries at ten festivals all through the year 2015. “Birds of Passage” gathered most of the votes, closely followed by “Song of the Sea” directed by Tomm Moore (Ireland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Belgium, 2014).


Yves und Olivier Ringer sent us this clip after they had received the ECFA-Award 2016 for their film “Birds of Passage”: