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.


Philippe Muyl wins the Main Prize in Zlin for "The Nightingale" / Zlin's ECFA-Award to "Sitting Next to Zoe"
(05.06.2014) The international jury's award at the 54th Zlin Film Festival 2014 for the best film for children received the French director Philippe Muyl for his Chinese-French co-production "The Nightingale" (2014). Read more ...

European Film Academy Young Audience Award 2014 for "Regret!"
(04.05.2014) For the 3rd time in a row the European Film Academy Young Audience Award went to the Netherlands: Dave Schram received it for his film "Regret!" (NL 2013). Read more ...

"Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" Wins ECFA-Award at Ciné-Jeune St. Quentin
(19.04.2014) The French-Belgium animation "Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla received the ECFA-Award at Ciné-Jeune de'l Aisne in St. Quentin 2014. Read more ...

Berlin 2014: Generation Kplus-Awards to "Killa" and "Ciencias Naturales"
(15.02.2014) The children's jury for the Generation Kplus-section in the Berlin International Film Festival 2014 has chosen the film "Killa" by Avinash Arun (India, 2014) to win the Crystal Bear as best film for children, while the international jury gave their award to "Ciencias Naturales" by Matías Lucchesi (Argentina & France, 2014). Read more ...

Berlin 2014: Generation 14+-Awards to "52 Tuesdays" and "Violet"
(14.02.2014) The young people's jury at Berlinale's 14+-section gave their Crystal Bear-Award to "52 Tuesdays", directed by Sophie Hyde, Australia, 2013, while the international jury decided to give their award to "Violet" by Bas Devos, Belgium & The Netherlands, 2013. Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Golden Horse, The, Latvia, 2014

Booster, Belgium, 2014

Tarzan, Germany, 2013

Mister Twister Goes Camping, Netherlands, 2013

Macondo, Austria, 2013

Kid, Belgium, 2012

My Dad's A Detective! - Witches Paradise, Netherlands, 2011

My Dad's A Detective! - The Battle, Netherlands, 2013


RAINBOW - Rights Against INtolerance: Building an Open-minded World
An action-research targeted to education professionals, as well as to children and young people, the final beneficiaries.

Upcoming Festivals

Kodomotachino Kinder Film Festival Tokyo, 13.08.2014, Tokyo

Sarajevo Film Festival, 15.08.2014, Sarajewo

The Norwegian International Filmfestival / "Cinemagi", 16.08.2014, Haugesund

Seoul International Youth Film Festival, 21.08.2014, Seoul

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, 22.08.2014, Espoo

Next Festivals to submit your films

Filmfest Hamburg, Children's and Youth Film Festival "Michel", Deadline:30.07.2014

Zurich Film Festival, Deadline:31.07.2014

Dubrovnik Film Festival, Deadline:01.08.2014

FilmFestival Cottbus (Festival des Osteuropäischen Films), Deadline:01.08.2014

Int. Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam IDFA, Deadline:01.08.2014