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.


European Symposium "Documentaries for Young Audiences"
(26.10.2014) In September ECFA participated in the symposium "Documentaries for Young Audiences". Read more ...

"Ricky Rapper" Wins at "Schlingel" Film Festival in Chemnitz / ECFA Award to "Girlhood"
(20.10.2014) The jury of 16 children from eight European countries gave their award to „Ricky Rapper and Slick Leonard” directed by Timo Koivusalo (Finland, 2014). They also awarded the main actor of this film, Samuel Shipway, as best child actor. Read more ...

Domestic Films Win Most Awards at Cinekid Amsterdam
(18.10.2014) For many years now one of the leading countries in high quality films for young audiences are the Netherlands. Therefore it is no surprise that most awards at this year's Cinekid Filmfestival in Amsterdam went to domestic productions. Read more ...

French Films Win at this Year's Buster Copenhagen
(29.09.2014) Both the children's and the international experts' jury have decided to award French productions as best films for children. The international jury voted for "The Nightingale" by Phillippe Muyl (France, 2013), the children voted for "Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” by Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu (France, 2013). Read more ...

Frankfurt's 'Lucas'-Award goes to the Philppines', Most Other Awards to the Netherlands
(28.09.2014) "Zone 7" ("Purok 7", Philippines, 2013) directed by Carlo Obispo received the 'Lucas' Jury's award for the best long film at the 'Lucas' International Children's Film Festival in Frankfurt/M. (Germany). Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Ella and Friends 2, Finland, 2013

Urban Rascals, Netherlands, 2013

Summertime, Finland, 2014

Superteacher, Netherlands, 2016

Code M, Netherlands, 2015

Winnetou's Son, Germany, 2015

Korso, Finland, 2014

Finishers, The, France, 2013


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

Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, 29.11.2014, Pyrgos

International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, 30.11.2014, Poznan

Stuttgarter Kinderfilmtage, 02.12.2014, Stuttgart

REC-Filmfestival Berlin, 03.12.2014, Berlin

Sottodiciotto Filmfestival (Under 18), 06.12.2014, Torino

Next Festivals to submit your films

backup_festival, Deadline:01.12.2014

Contravision, Deadline:01.12.2014

Freeze Frame – International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages, Deadline:01.12.2014

International Festival of Animated Films, Section "Tricks for Kids" (ITFS), Deadline:01.12.2014

Cartoon Movie, Deadline:05.12.2014