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 on the current state and prospects of documentary film for children and young people
(27.08.2014) Children love films. But do they even notice documentary films alongside feature and animated films, where do they find professional documentary films amongst the media mix of exciting games and youtube videos? The desire to maintain a wide offering of documentary films for the younger generation, and thus possibilities for watching them, is universal and still one of the important responsibilities of the film and television industry and cinema culture in general. But how? Read more ...

Films from the Netherlands again Convinced the Young Audience Juries in Giffoni
(28.07.2014) „Finn“ by Frans Weisz (NL, 2013) received the most votes of the „+10“ jury while „Boys“ (NL, 2014) by Mischa Kamp was voted the 2nd best film in the 13+-section. Read more ...

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 ...


New Films for Children and Young People in our Database

18 – Dare to Live, Germany, 2014

Cold Heart, The, Germany, 2014

Postman Pat: The Movie, Great Britain, 2014

Ballet Boys, Norway, 2014

Ragnarok, Norway, 2013

Scrapwood War, Netherlands, 2014

Secrets of War, Netherlands, Belgium, 2014

Cracks in Concrete, Austria, 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

Carrousel International du Film – Festival international de cinéma jeunesse de Rimouski, 24.09.2014, Rimouski, Canada

Gaffa - International Film Festival for Young People, 25.09.2014, Wien / Vienna

Zurich Film Festival, 25.09.2014, Zürich, Switzerland

Filmfest Hamburg, Children's and Youth Film Festival "Michel", 26.09.2014, Hamburg

Cinemagic - International Film & Television Festival for Young People, Children's Programme, 03.10.2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Next Festivals to submit your films

Minsk International Festival of Children and Youth Audience "Listapadzik", Deadline:22.09.2014

Adelaide Kids Film Festival, Deadline:01.10.2014

Children's Film Festival Seattle, Deadline:01.10.2014

New York International Children's Film Festival, Deadline:06.10.2014

Glasgow Youth Film Festival, Deadline:14.10.2014