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.


Zlin 2016: Children Jury awarded "Abulele" (Israel), Experts' Jury voted for "The World of Us" (Korea) and ECFA's jury has chosen "Learn by Heart" (France)
(05.06.2016) It is remarkable that children's films from Asia have been winning more and more awards at festivals recently. Also at the International Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth the experts' jury gave their award to "The World of Us" directed by YOON Ga-eun (Korea 2016). Read more ...

"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 ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Mullewap – A Pig's Tale, Germany, 2016

Urban Hymn, Great Britain, 2016

Tomorrow, France, 2015

Day Will Come, The, Denmark, 2016

One Kiss, Italy, 2016

My Name is Emily, Ireland, 2015

Losers, Bulgaria, 2015

Jill and Joy's Winter, Finland, 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

Beirut International Film Festival, 05.10.2016, Beirut

London International Film Festival, 05.10.2016, London

Cinemagic - International Film & Television Festival for Children and Young People, 07.10.2016, Belfast, Northern Ireland

International Biannual Festival of Animation, 10.10.2016, Bratislava

FICI – Festival International de Cine para la Infancia y la Juventud / International Children and Youth Film Festival, 14.10.2016, Madrid

Next Festivals to submit your films

Children's Film Festival Seattle, Deadline:07.10.2016

Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen, Deadline:15.10.2016

Festival Internacional du Premier Film, Deadline:15.11.2016

Portland's Kids Film Festival – International Children's Film Festival, Deadline:15.11.2016

International Festival of Animated Films (ITFS), Section "Tricks for Kids", Deadline:01.12.2016