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 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 ...

"X + Y" Wins at BUFF Malmö
(16.03.2015) The British film "X + Y", directed by Morgan Matthews (GB, 2014) received three awards at this years BUFF – International Children and Youth Film Festival in Malmö/Sweden: the award of the jury as best film for young people, the ECFA-award and the award of the young people's jury. Read more ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

Invisible Boy, The, Italy, 2014

They Have Escaped, Finland, The Netherlands, 2014

Shamer's Daughter, The, Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, 2015

Jerrymaya's Detective Agency – Stella Nostra, Sweden, 2015

Jerrymaya's Detective Agency – Shadows of Valleby, Sweden, 2014

Brothers, Norway, 2015

Remake, Sweden, 2014

Snow Queen 2, The, Russia, 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

Cartoon Club – International Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics, 13.07.2015, Rimini

Giffoni Film Festival, 17.07.2015, Giffoni Valle Piana, Salerno

Pula Film Festival, Children's and Youth Film Programms, 18.07.2015, Pula

New Horizons International Film Festival, 23.07.2015, Wroclaw

International Youth Media Summit, 27.07.2015, Various

Next Festivals to submit your films

REC-Filmfestival Berlin, Deadline:10.07.2015

Up to 21 International Film Festival, Deadline:10.07.2015

Golden Elephant International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI), Deadline:15.07.2015

Espinho International Animated Film Festival Cinanima, Deadline:18.07.2015

Filmfest Hamburg, Children's and Youth Film Festival "Michel", Deadline:30.07.2015