First ECFA Short Award in Oberhausen

ECFA’s first Short Film Award was handed out at the Oberhausen Int. Short Film Festival to LISTEN, a short documentary by Dutch director Astrid Bussink about the Kindertelefoon (Dutch children’s telephone helpline). In times of fake news and politic threats, LISTEN’s message – listening is a virtue and that communication can actually help – seems refreshingly positive. Continue reading “First ECFA Short Award in Oberhausen”

New ECFA member: Biennial of Animation Bratislava

The Biennial of Animation Bratislava (BAB) – Int. Festival of Animated Films for Children is a festival with a unique tradition. Since its creation, it has served as an accompanying event of the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava. BAB takes place every other year and found a home in BIBIANA – Int. House of Art for Children. Continue reading “New ECFA member: Biennial of Animation Bratislava”

ECFA Doc Award in Zlin

For the first time an ECFA Doc Jury gathered at the Zlin Film Festival and nominated WILDER THAN WILDERNESS, a Czech nature documentary by Marián Polák, not focussing on wild exotic adventures, but on the miraculous stories from a wilderness just around the corner. Continue reading “ECFA Doc Award in Zlin”

New ECFA member: Thessaloniki Film Festival

Thessaloniki Film Festival (TFF), the largest film institution in Greece, has been a vigorous space for innovation, creation and participation for people of all ages in love with cinema, for almost six decades. TFF recently joined ECFA and shares the aim to further promote quality films for children and young people, passing on their passion for cinema, while being in the loop of an international network of film professionals. Continue reading “New ECFA member: Thessaloniki Film Festival”