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.


European Symposium "Documentaries for Young Audiences"
(26.10.2014) In September ECFA participated in the symposium "Documentaries for Young Audiences". Read more ...

"Ricky Rapper" Wins at "Schlingel" Film Festival in Chemnitz / ECFA Award to "Girlhood"
(20.10.2014) The jury of 16 children from eight European countries gave their award to „Ricky Rapper and Slick Leonard” directed by Timo Koivusalo (Finland, 2014). They also awarded the main actor of this film, Samuel Shipway, as best child actor. Read more ...

Domestic Films Win Most Awards at Cinekid Amsterdam
(18.10.2014) For many years now one of the leading countries in high quality films for young audiences are the Netherlands. Therefore it is no surprise that most awards at this year's Cinekid Filmfestival in Amsterdam went to domestic productions. Read more ...

French Films Win at this Year's Buster Copenhagen
(29.09.2014) Both the children's and the international experts' jury have decided to award French productions as best films for children. The international jury voted for "The Nightingale" by Phillippe Muyl (France, 2013), the children voted for "Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” by Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu (France, 2013). Read more ...

Frankfurt's 'Lucas'-Award goes to the Philppines', Most Other Awards to the Netherlands
(28.09.2014) "Zone 7" ("Purok 7", Philippines, 2013) directed by Carlo Obispo received the 'Lucas' Jury's award for the best long film at the 'Lucas' International Children's Film Festival in Frankfurt/M. (Germany). Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

14+, Russia,

Flocking, Sweden, 2015

My Skinny Sister, Sweden/ Germany,

Confetti Harvest, Netherlands, Belgium, 2014

Chlorine, Italy, 2015

Short Skin, Italy, 2014

Beat Beneath My Feet, The, Great Britain, 2014

Nena, Netherlands/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

Children Film Festival - Cine Junior, 28.01.2015, Val-de-Marne

Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, 29.01.2015, Würzburg

Festival Internacional du Premier Film, 30.01.2015, Annonay

Glasgow Youth Film Festival, 01.02.2015, Glasgow

International Filmfestival Berlin, Generation, 05.02.2015, Berlin

Next Festivals to submit your films

Dubai Children's International Film Festival (CIFF), Deadline:29.01.2015

Animafest - World Festival of Animated Film, Deadline:01.02.2015

Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival (KICFF), Deadline:01.02.2015

Vittorio Veneto Film Festival – Festival di cinema per ragazzi - Kids and Teens Film Festival, Deadline:01.02.2015

Int. Short Film Festival Hamburg; Children's Film Festival "Mo & Friese", Deadline:04.02.2015