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.


"Miss Impossible" Wins EFA's Young Audience Award 2016
(09.05.2016) In total 1.400 children between 12 and 14 years old in 27 cities in 26 European countries voted for their favourite young audience movie – and the winner this year is "Miss Impossible" ("Jamais Contente"), directed by Émilie Deleuze, France, 2016. Read more ...

ECFA-Award at Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne for "Long Way North"
(20.04.2016) Director Rémi Chayé's latest animated feature film "Long Way North" (France & Denmark, 2016) received the Award of the ECFA-Jury at Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne (France), the festival directed by ECFA's president Céline Ravenel. Read more ...

BUFF Malmö 2016: "Birds of Passage" Strike Again
(23.03.2016) The Ringer Bros. award winning tour around the world continues. Also at BUFF Malmö their film "Birds of Passage" (Belgium & France, 2015) received the award or the best film for children. Read more ...

"Birds of Passage" also win in New York
(22.03.2016) ECFA-Award winner "Birds of Passage", directed by Olivier Ringer (Belgium & France, 2015) also received the Grand Prize at this year's New York International Children's Film Festival. Read more ...

Latin-American and Indian Films win Berlinale Generation 2016
(22.02.2016) The children's jury awarded the Indian film „Ottaal“ („The Trap“) by Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair (2015) as best film for children and had a special mention for „Jamais Content“ („Miss Impossible“) by Emilie Deleuze, France, 2016. Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Violators, The, Great Britain, 2015

In Pursuit of a Better Life, Sweden, 2016

Babai, Germany, Kosova, Macedonia, France, 2015

Pansy!, France, 2016

Arlette - Courage is A Muscle, Germany, Switzerland, 2015

MonaLisa Story, Sweden/Denmark, Norway, 2016

Boxing for Freedom, Spain, 2015

Marie's Story, France, 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

Int. Short Film Festival Hamburg; Children's Film Festival "Mo & Friese", 29.05.2016, Hamburg

International Children's Film Festival "Oqros Pepela" ("The Golden Butterfly"), 29.05.2016, Tbilissi

Cinema in Sneakers / Kino w Trampkach, 01.06.2016, Warsaw

Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, 01.06.2016, La Rochelle

Internationales Filmfest Emden Aurich Norderney, 01.06.2016, Emden Aurich Norderney

Next Festivals to submit your films

Plural + Youth Video Festival, Deadline:29.05.2016

Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Deadline:31.05.2016

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Deadline:31.05.2016

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Deadline:31.05.2016

Giffoni Film Festival, Deadline:31.05.2016