ECFA Award Winners

ECFA Award Winners edition 2018

ECFA Award at the JEF Festival in Antwerp, Bruges & other cities in Flanders (Belgium): “Fanny’s Journey” by Lola Doillon (France and Belgium, 2016).

ECFA Award at BUFF, the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö (Sweden): “I Am William” by Jonas Elmer (Denmark, 2017).

ECFA Award at Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne (France): “Queen of Niendorf” by Joya Thome (Germany 2016).

ECFA Award at the International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand (Norway): “Supa Modo” by Likarion Wainaina (Germany & Kenya 2018).

ECFA Short Film Award at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany): “Listen” by Astrid Bussink (The Netherlands, 2017).

ECFA Doc Award at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín (Czech Republic): Wilder than Wilderness by Marián Polák (Czech Republic, 2018).

ECFA Award at the Cinema in Sneakers Festival in Warsaw (Poland): “The Breadwinner” by Nora Twomey (Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, 2017).

ECFA Short Film Award at the Cinema in Sneakers Festival in Warsaw (Poland): “Fruits of Clouds” by Katerina Karhánková (Czech Republic, 2017).

ECFA Award at the Lucas International Festival for Young Filmlovers in Frankfurt (Germany): “Tongue Cutters” by Solveig Melkeraaen, Norway, 2017.

ECFA Award at the Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Chemnitz (Germany): “Matti and Sami and the three Biggest Mistakes in the Universe” by Stefan Westerwelle, Germany, 2018.

ECFA Award at the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Finland): “I Am William” by Jonas Elmer (Denmark, 2017).

 


ECFA Award 2018: UP IN THE SKY

The ECFA Award 2018 went to “Up in the Sky” by Petter Lennstrand (Sweden, 2017). The 2018 ECFA Doc Award received Robin Jensen for his animated documentary film “The Shelter” (Norway, 2016). The awards were handed out on February 17th 2018 during the International Filmfestival Berlin – Berlinale.

Both ECFA Awards were elected from a shortlist of films, nominated throughout 2017 in several European children & youth film festivals. The final election was open for all ECFA members, choosing the “Best Children’s Films of the Year”.

 


ECFA Award Winners edition 2017

ECFA Award at the JEF Festival in Antwerp, Bruges & other cities in Flanders (Belgium): “The Day, My Father Became a Bush” by Nicole van Kilsdonk (The Netherlands, 2016).

ECFA Award at BUFF, the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö (Sweden): “Heartstrings” by Michel Boujenah (France, 2016).

ECFA Award at Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne (France): “The Red Turtle” by Michael Dudok de Wit (France & Japan, 2016).

ECFA Award at the Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand (Norway): “Cloudboy” by Meikeminne Clinckspoor (Belgium, Sweden, Norway and The Netherlands, 2017).

ECFA Award at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín (Czech Republic): “Up in the Sky” by Petter Lennstrand (Sweden, 2017).

ECFA Award at the Cinema in Sneakers Festival in Warsaw (Poland): “Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship” by Tobias Wiemann (Germany, 2017).

ECFA Award at the Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Chemnitz (Germany): “Mountain Miracle – An Unexpected Friendship” by Tobias Wiemann (Germany, 2017).

ECFA Award at the Lucas International Festival for Young Filmlovers in Frankfurt (Germany): “The Girl Down Loch Änzi” by Alice Schmid (Switzerland, 2016).

ECFA Award at the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Finland): “Up in the Sky” by Petter Lennstrand (Sweden, 2017).

ECFA Award at the Just Film Children and Youth Film Festival in Tallinn (Estonia): “Up in the Sky” by Petter Lennstrand (Sweden, 2017).

ECFA Award at KINOdiseea – International Children’s Film Festival in Bucharest (Romania): “Up in the Sky” by Petter Lennstrand (Sweden, 2017).

ECFA Award at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children And Young People in Pyrgos (Greece): “Little Harbour” by Iveta Grófová (Czech Republic & Slovak Republic, 2017).

ECFA Award at Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival in Poznan (Poland): “Next Door Spy” by Karla von Bengtson (Denmark, 2017).

 


The ECFA Award 2017 goes to MA VIE DE COURGETTE – MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

The ECFA Award was elected from a shortlist of films, nominated throughout 2016 in several European children & youth film festivals. The final election was open for all ECFA members, choosing the ‘Best Children’s Film of the Year’. The award was handed out during the International Filmfestival Berlin – Berlinale. Continue…

 

Nominated films in 2016 were “The New Kid”, “My Skinny Sister”, “Long Way North”, “Learn by Heart”, “Blanka”, “Rauf”, “Children of Chance”, “Going to School”, “The Day, My Father Became a Bush”, “My Life as a Zucchini”, and “Celestial Camel”.

See ECFA Journal 1/2017 for the complete overview of nominated films.

 


The ECFA Doc Award 2017 goes to DANCING FOR YOU

ECFA proudly presents the first edition of the ECFA documentary award. At the doxs! festival (Duisburg, Germany) the ECFA documentary jury has chosen DANCING FOR YOU, directed by Erlend E. Mo (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, 2015). Continue…

 


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).

ECFA Award at the JEF Festival (Belgium): “My Skinny Sister” by Sanna Lenken (Sweden & Germany, 2015).

ECFA Award at Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne (France) 2016: “Long Way North” by Rémi Chayé (France & Denmark, 2015).

ECFA Award at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín (Czech Republic, 2016): “Learn by Heart” by Mathieu Vadepied (France, 2015).

ECFA Award at the Tel Aviv International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Israel): “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).

ECFA Award at the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Finland): “Going to School” by Frederik Meldal Nørgaard (Denmark, 2016).

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

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

ECFA Award at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children And Young People in Pyrgos (Greece): “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.

 


ECFA Award Winner Gallery