ECFA Award Edition 2012

1st ECFA Award (2012) for ON THE SLY (A Pas de Loup)


Both director Olivier Ringer and his brother, author and producer Yves Ringer, came to Berlin to receive the award from ECFA’s president Tonje Hardersen. More than 250 guests attended the event during the „Meeting of the Children’s Film Scene“ in HomeBase Berlin.

Olivier Ringer: “As parents it is our duty to bend our knees until we’re on the same height as our children, to have a better understanding. Parents should adapt to the needs of their children, and not the other way around. ON THE SLY could help to understand how children think and feel. Actually it’s a contemporary fairytale that starts with the words: “Once upon a time, just a minute ago…”

Olivier & Yves Ringer


Films nominated for the ECFA Award 2012

ECFA Award at Europees Jeugdfilmfestival in Antwerp & Brugge (Belgium): “Ways to Live Forever” by Gustavo Run, UK & Spain, 2010.

ECFA Award at BUFF – International Children & Youth Film Festival in Malmö (Sweden): “The Liverpool Goalie” by Arild Andresen, Norway, 2010.

ECFA Award at Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne in Saint-Quentin (France): „Tomboy“ by Céline Sciamma, France, 2011 & “Hold Me Tight” by Kaspar Munk, Denmark, 2010.

ECFA Award at the Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival in Kristiansand (Norway): “Lost in Africa” by Vibeke Muasya, Denmark, 2010.

ECFA Award at the Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni Valle Piana (Italy): “Wunderkinder” by Marcus O. Rosenmüller, Germany, 2011.

ECFA Award at Schlingel – International Film Festival for Children & Young Audience in Chemnitz (Germany): “Some Dogs Bite” by Marc Munden, UK, 2010.

ECFA Award at the International Children’s & Youth Film Festival in Oulu (Finland): “On the sly” by Olivier Ringer, Belgium, 2011.

ECFA Award at KINOdiseea – International Children’s Film Festival in Bucharest (Romania): “The Runway” by Ian Power, Ireland, 2010.

ECFA Award at Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People in Pyrgos (Greece): “The Storyteller” by Nandita Jain, UK, 2011 (10’ animation).


ECFA Award Pilot Project in 2010

The ECFA Award was launched with a pilot edition in 2010 in the Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne Festival in Saint-Quentin. There, an ‘edition zero’ jury nominated the very first ECFA Award candidate: “Sebbe” by Babak Najafi, Sweden, 2009.