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

Speed Walking in Chicago, Denmark, 2014

Danny's Doomsday, Denmark, 2014

Children of the Arctic, Switzerland, 2014

Boy with the Golden Pants, The, Sweden, 2014

Life According to Nino, Netherlands, Belgium, 2014

Labyrinthus, Belgium, 2014

Schoenefeld Boulevard, Germany, 2014

Snow Queen, The, Germany, Finland, 2014


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

Universal Kids Film Festival, 01.11.2014, Tuzla/ stanbul

Doxs! - Documentaries for Children and Young People / Duisburger Filmwoche, 03.11.2014, Duisburg

FilmFestival Cottbus (Festival des Osteuropäischen Films), 04.11.2014, Cottbus

International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, 06.11.2014, Mannheim & Heidelberg

Minsk International Festival of Children and Youth Audience "Listapadzik", 07.11.2014, Minsk

Next Festivals to submit your films

International Filmfestival Berlin, Generation, Deadline:01.11.2014

Nepal International Children’s Film Festival, Deadline:10.11.2014

BUFF - International Children and Youth Film Festival, Deadline:15.11.2014

Festival Internacional du Premier Film, Deadline:15.11.2014

Kinderfilmfest Hof, Deadline:15.11.2014