Black Nights for LOS BANDO

What if you’re winning one festival award after the other, but still didn’t get nominated for the ECFA Award? It almost happened to LOS BANDO by Christian Lo (Norway), until now… This hilarious musical road movie won the ECFA Award at the Black Nights Festival in Tallinn, Estonia. Continue reading “Black Nights for LOS BANDO”

Film Education: from Framework to Impact

The project ‘Film Education: from Framework to Impact’, funded by Creative Europe, is a consortium of the BFI, DFI, Vision Kino (Germany), and the Cinémathèque Française, supported by EFADs and their Film Education Working Group.


Over the next two years this project will be building resources, training materials, and infrastructure networks to support film education in a range of European territories, developing out of the Framework for Film Education. Its first action is to gather intelligence from key national and trans-national bodies about existing practice and structures, to see what is valued, why people do the film education work they do, and what extra support is needed. The perspective of the children’s film sector is very valuable here. Therefore we are asking as many ECFA members as possible to fill in this short survey (which should take 20 à 30 minutes). The final deadline is already November 9th. Thank you for your consideration!

On behalf of the BFI,

Mark Reid

ECFA not satisfied with new Creative Europe Programme

The new Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027 is in the making. Unfortunately, in the new Regulation, proposed by the European Commission, children’s media are regarded in an unsatisfactory way, not like they deserve.

That’s why the State Chancellery of Thuringia asked KIDS Regio and ECFA for advice. Together, both platforms carefully studied the text and prepared amendments, taking into consideration children’s and young people’s media in general, and specifically feature films and documentaries for this target group, as well as media literacy.

These amendments are already supported by the State Chancellery of Thuringia and by CineRegio, the pan-European association of 44 regional Film Funds. Furthermore they have been spread throughout the ECFA and KIDS Regio networks.

Now we hope that many stakeholders (aren’t you all?) will take action to shape the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027. Therefore you should get in touch with “your” members of the CULT (Culture & Education) Committee of the European Parliament, as well as with other people / institutions who could support our cause.