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.


Cinekid's Children's Film Awards to "The New Kid" and "The Invisible Boy"
(24.10.2015) The jury at Amsterdam's Cinekid Festival 2015 has awarded "The New Kid" directed by Rudi Rosenberg (France, 2015) as best film for children, while the audience has chosen "The Invisible Boy" by Gabriele Salvatore (Italy, 2014) who has already won the European Young Audience Award earlier this year. Read more ...

Hungarian „Paw“ Wins the International Children Jury's Award at 20th Schlingel Chemnitz / ECFA-Award to Serbian „Enclave“
(11.10.2015) The International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience „Schlingel“ at Chemnitz celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. One of the festival's special features is the International Children's Jury with 18 children from nine European countries. This year the children awarded „Paw“ by Adrian Pejó (Hungary, 2015) as best film for children and Félix Bossuet as best child actor for his performance in „Belle and Sébastien, The Adventure Continues“ directed by Christian Duguay (France, 2015). Read more ...

Lucas International Children's Filmfestival Frankfurt 2015: Lucas-Award to Sri Lanka, ECFA-Award to „About a Girl“ (Germany)
(04.10.2015) Also this year the Lucas-Jury (four children and four film professionals) voted for a film from an Asian country that yet rather unknown for children's films production. Last year the winner was the film „Zone 7“ from the Phillippines, this year the Lucas-Award for the best feature film went to „The Singing Pond“ directed by Indika Ferdinando (Sri Lanka, 2014). Read more ...

Enthusiastic About Children's Film Culture
(27.09.2015) ECFA's Children's Film First Conference at Brussels attracted 150 professionals from all over Europe. Read more ...

ECFA Welcomes Delegates to Brussels
(18.09.2015) ECFA's board members are delighted about the number of registrations for next week’s Children’s Film First Conference, organized in cooperation with the European Commission’s “Creative Europe” programme: "We thank you all for your interest and enthusiasm. Please note that we still have a few seats available for the conference." The full conference programme can be found by following the link below. Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Little Prince, The, , 2015

Heidi, Germany, Switzerland, 2015

Little Mountain Boy, Switzerland, 2015

Dummy the Mummy and the Sphinx of Shakabah, Netherlands, 2015

Emerald Green, Germany, 2015

Sapphire Blue, Germany, 2014

Improbable Time Travel, Belarus, 2014

Young Sophie Bell, Sweden/ Germany, 2014


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

Sottodiciotto Filmfestival (Under 18), 04.12.2015, Torino

Children's Film Festival, 06.12.2015, Krakow and other cities in South-Eastern Poland

Lola Kenya Screen – Audiovisual Media Festival for Children and Youth, 07.12.2015, Nairobi

Dubai International Film Festival, 09.12.2015, Dubai

Belmont World Film: Family Film Festival, 15.01.2016, Boston

Next Festivals to submit your films

Cartoon Movie, Deadline:05.12.2015

Filmfest Dresden - International Festival for Animation and Short Films, Deadline:05.12.2015

Prix Jeunesse International - Kinder- und Jugendfernsehfestival, Deadline:11.12.2015

TIFF Kids – Toronto International Film Festival, Deadline:11.12.2015

Festival de Cinéma d'Alès Itinerances, Deadline:15.12.2015