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

There Ought to be Rules, Sweden, 2015

Waiting for August, Belgium, Romania, 2014

Hidden Away, Spain, 2014

I’m a Fucking Panther, Sweden, 2014

Painkillers, Netherlands, 2014

Dessau Dancers – The Incredible Story of Breakdance in East Germany, Germany, 2014

May Allah Bless France, France, 2014

Young Tiger, France, 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

Istanbul International Film Festival, 04.04.2015, Istanbul

International Children's Film Festival, 07.04.2015, Lucknow

TIFF Kids – Toronto International Film Festival, 07.04.2015, Toronto

Monstronale, 10.04.2015, Halle/Saale

Reel 2 Real – International Film Festival for Youth, 10.04.2015, Vancouver, Canada

Next Festivals to submit your films

Filmfest München - Kinderfilmfest, Deadline:05.04.2015

Lola Kenya Screen – Audiovisual Media Festival for Children and Youth, Deadline:15.04.2015

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