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.


Italian Film „Grotto“ by Micol Pallucca Wins the 6+-section in Giffoni 2015
(27.07.2015) In Giffoni, where an international jury of 3.600 young people decides about the awards, „Grotto“ by Micol Pallucca (Italy, 2015) received the Gryphon-award for the best film for children from 6 years on. Read more ...

Zlin 2015: Olivier Ringer wins ECFA-Award and Golden Slipper for "Birds of Passage"
(04.06.2015) Belgium director Olivier Ringer received the award of the ECFA-Jury as well as the international Jury's award for the best feature film for children for his film "Birds of Passage" (Belgium & France, 2015). Read more ...

EFA Young Audience Award 2015 to "The Invisible Boy"
(03.05.2015) "The Invisible Boy" directed by Gabriele Salvatores (Italy, 2014) received the European Young Audience Award given by the European Film Academy and decided by young audiences in 25 cities all over Europe. Read more ...

Tomm Moore's "Song of the Sea" also Wins ECFA-Award at Kristiansand
(28.04.2015) The animated film "Song of the Sea" directed by Tomm Moore and produced by companies in Ireland, Luxembourg, Denmark and Belgium in 2014 received two ECFA-Awards within three days. Right after the Cine-Jeune Festival in Saint-Quentin/France another ECFA-Jury at the Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival in Kristiansand/Norway has chosen the same film. Read more ...

ECFA-Award at Cine-Jeune in St. Quentin for "Song of the Sea" by Tomm Moore
(26.04.2015) The animated film "Song of the Sea" directed by Tomm Moore received the ECFA-Award at the Cinejeune Festival in Saint-Quentin/France. Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Ember Glow, Germany, 2015

White Snake, The, Germany, Austria, 2015

Falling, The, Great Britain, 2014

Standing Tall, France, 2015

Other Girls, Finland, 2015

Neither Julia nor Romeo *, Italy, 2015

Monkey Business from A to Z, Netherlands, 2015

Max & Lenny, 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

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, 01.09.2015, Baden

Festival International Pequeno Cineasta, 02.09.2015, Rio je Janeiro

MilanoFilmFestival, 10.09.2015, Milano

Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF-Kids-Section, 10.09.2015, Toronto

Buster - Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, 14.09.2015, Copenhagen

Next Festivals to submit your films

up-and-coming Int. Film Festival Hannover, Deadline:01.09.2015

Castellinaria Festival internazionale del cinema giovane Bellinzona, Deadline:09.09.2015

Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival, Deadline:11.09.2015

Children and Youth Film Festival Just Film, Deadline:15.09.2015

International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, Deadline:15.09.2015