PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

ECFA Competition

With the ECFA Award, ECFA both gives special attention to quality films for a young audience and shines a spotlight on European children’s films.

A number of European children & youth film festivals, all members of ECFA, are selected annually to host an ECFA jury and vote for the ECFA Award for their particular festival. Each festival adds their winning film to a shortlist of nominated films, competing for the overall award. The final vote is open to all ECFA members, choosing the ‘Best European Children’s Film of the Year’. The award is handed out during the International Filmfestival Berlin – Berlinale.

The ECFA Award was launched in 2011. There is no money prize connected to the ECFA Award. However, it is the only European children’s film award given out by professionals so the value and prestige of this award can’t be underestimated.

Presented by:

Birta

Birta

Local title
Birta
Title in Russian
Бирта
Director
Bragi Thor Hinriksson
Country
Iceland
Buster's World

Buster's World

Local title
Busteri võlumaailm
Title in Russian
Мир Бустера
Director
Martin Miehe-Renard
Country
Denmark
Even Mice Belong in Heaven

Even Mice Belong in Heaven

Local title
Isegi hiired kuuluvad taevasse
Title in Russian
Даже мыши попадают в рай
Director
Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček
Country
Czechia, France, Slovakia, Poland
Mamma Moo Finds Her Way Home

Mamma Moo Finds Her Way Home

Local title
Mamma Muu leiab tee koju
Title in Russian
Мама Му находит дорогу домой
Director
Christian Ryltenius
Country
Sweden
My Dad is a Sausage

My Dad is a Sausage

Local title
Minu isa on vorstike
Title in Russian
Мой папа – сосиска
Director
Anouk Fortunier
Country
Belgium, Netherlands
Night Forest

Night Forest

Local title
Öine mets
Title in Russian
Ночной лес
Director
André Hörmann, Katrin Milhahn
Country
Germany
Once Upon a Time in Euskadi

Once Upon a Time in Euskadi

Local title
Ükskord ammu Euskadis
Title in Russian
Однажды в Стране Басков
Director
Manu Gómez
Country
Spain
Spaceboy

Spaceboy

Local title
Kosmosepoiss
Title in Russian
Космический мальчик
Director
Olivier Pairoux
Country
Belgium
The Exploits of Moominpappa – Adventures of a Young Moomin

The Exploits of Moominpappa – Adventures of a Young Moomin

Local title
Muumipapa seiklused
Title in Russian
Приключения Муми-папы
Director
Ira Carpelan
Country
Finland, Poland
The Seekers: Thrill Night

The Seekers: Thrill Night

Local title
Luurajad: põnev öö
Title in Russian
Исчезновение в ночь на Хэллоуин
Director
Philip Th. Pedersen
Country
Denmark