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.


"X + Y" Wins at BUFF Malmö
(16.03.2015) The British film "X + Y", directed by Morgan Matthews (GB, 2014) received three awards at this years BUFF – International Children and Youth Film Festival in Malmö/Sweden: the award of the jury as best film for young people, the ECFA-award and the award of the young people's jury. Read more ...

ECFA-Award at FIFEM Montreal for "Operation Arctic"
(10.03.2015) For the first time an ECFA-Jury gave an award at Montreal's International Children's Film Festival FIFEM. The winner was "Operation Arctic", directed by Grethe Bøe–Waal
(Norway, 2014). Read more ...

Cross Video Days Call for Animation, Youth & Education projects
(02.03.2015) Cross Video Days Content Market invites producers of digital AV-projects to submit their works. The event will be held in Paris, June 11th and 12th, 2015. Deadline for submissions is March, 16th 2015. Read more ...

"Jack" wins ECFA-Award at Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen
(25.02.2015) At the European Young Audience Filmfestival in Antwerp and Brugge the film "Jack" directed by Edward Berger (Germany, 2014) received the award of the ECFA-jury for the best feature film. Read more ...

"My Skinny Sister" Wins Berlin's Generation 2015
(14.02.2015) The Swedish-German co-production "My Skinny Sister", directed by Sanna Lenken, received the award of the children's jury as best feature film for children at the Generation-section within the 65th International Film Festival Berlin 2015. Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Goob, The, Great Britain, 2014

Sivas, Turkey, Germany, 2014

Little Medic – Secret Mission of the Bodynauts, The, Germany, 2014

Fair Play, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, 2014

Dixie and the Zombie Rebellion, Spain, 2014

My Life, my Lesson, Sweden, Norway, 2015

Baby (A)lone, Luxembourg, 2014

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism, Great Britain, 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

Independent Days Karlsruhe, 22.04.2015, Karlsruhe

Sehsüchte – International Student Filmfestival of Konrad Wolff Film and Television University, 22.04.2015, Potsdam

Indie Junior, 23.04.2015, Lisboa

Dubai Children's International Film Festival (CIFF), 24.04.2015, Dubai

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 30.04.2015, Oberhausen

Next Festivals to submit your films

Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, Deadline:30.04.2015

AniFest ROZAFA– International Film Festival for Children, for Teenagers and from Students, Deadline:01.05.2015

Pula Film Festival, Children's Film Programme "Pulica", Deadline:01.05.2015

Sarajevo Film Festival, Deadline:15.05.2015

Anibar Animation Festival, Deadline:20.05.2015