The International Center of Children`s Diplomacy is a noncommercial project that unites children and youth organisations in support of an international peace-making policy. Based in Saint Petersburg, the project grew under the wings of the Russian Children’s Cinema Festival and ECFA member KinoOstrov. “Inspired by a ‘peace expedition’ to Georgia, KinoOstrov wants to integrate the potential power of children and youth organisations into the peace-making movement. Film could be a perfect tool to achieve this goal,” says Anna Savchuk, President of the Int. Center of Children`s Diplomacy. Continue reading “KinoOstrov: peace-making through cultural exchange”
Football on Icelandic volcanoes (Bragi Þór Hinrikssona’s THE FALCONS will open this year’s edition), superheroes on two continents, horse races on Mongolian plains, crazy little rockers, fights against ancient giants, retro adventures of small kidnappers and the rite of passage in the American wilderness. These and other topics will appear in the films of the international competitions for children and youth at the 58th Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth, to be held from 25th May to 2nd June 2018. Continue reading “First ECFA Doc Award at Zlin Festival”
The new year began with wonderful news for the Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People and Camera Zizanio. On January 11th 2018 a program contract was signed among the Ministry of Culture, the Region of Western Greece and the Olympia Festival Social Cooperative Enterprise securing a stable funding for the next three years. Continue reading “Great Greek News!”
The 2nd edition of the Warsaw Kids Film Forum, an international pitching forum for films and series for young viewers, will be held on September 26-28th 2018 during The Warsaw Kids Film Festival. The submission of projects (in development or as work in progress) that want to take part in the Pitching or the Script Exchange is open until 31st May. Continue reading “Warsaw Kids Film Forum announces 2nd edition”
ECFA‘s Annual General Meeting made participants gloat with pride. More than 100 people introducing themselves, gave an impression of the forces joined together in one room.
Continue reading “ECFA celebrates its 30th anniversary at Annual General Meeting”
At the JEF festival in Antwerp and Bruges, FANNY’S JOURNEY (Lola Doillon, France) was awarded by the ECFA jury. With that very same prize now comes another national award: the ‘Felix Vanginderhuysen Distribution Award’. Continue reading “FANNY’S JOURNEY wins what exactly?”