The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) Board of Advisors recently took a trip to Tokyo, Japan, to meet with various friends and partners who will be appearing and helping out at AFCC 2016. They toured the city and its suburbs and solidified plans for the event. During an AFCC Get-Together at the Tokyo Women's University ... READ FULL ENTRY
Asian Festival of Children’s Content
25 – 29 May 2016
National Library Building, Singapore
The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) is an annual festival in Singapore that celebrates and promotes the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes.
Country of Focus
We are excited to have Japan as our Country of Focus – Speakers will share thoughts on the Japanese book culture and conduct fun workshops.Details
[PANEL] First Pages: Writing Critique (L5 POSSIBILITY ROOM)
Holly Thompson (Author), Cynthia Leitich Smith (Author & Faculty, MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts), Andrea Pasion-Flores (Literary Agent, Jacaranda Literary Agency)
Writers are invited to submit their best first page of an unpublished manuscript to be read and commented on by a panel of international publishing experts before an audience. Details on submission.
Illustration & Book Design
Apples and Oranges: Unique Styles of Illustration (L16 THE POD)
Sweet or quirky, round or octagonal? Kyle and Daniel talk about carving a distinct identity in their art pieces and building their personal brand as illustrators.
What Past Speakers Say
What an amazing time, spending these days with fellow storytellers and booksellers. The festival opened my mind to new and wonderful ways to make stories for children.Don Bosco from AFCC 2015
Founder, Super Cool Books (Singapore)
AFCC is a great place for writers, illustrators, students and just about anyone who is interested in story-telling. I love how there's always new ideas, technologies and subject matters to be explored within the context of Asian creators and I'm always inspired by how we can push the envelope to make our voices heard around the world.Amy Ng from AFCC 2015
Educator, Writer, Illustrator, Pikaland Media (Malaysia)
Birds, friendship and Japan: Thank you for your overwhelming response for afccSKETCH! This year, we received 99 submissions from 15 countries. VOTE for your favourite artwork that best fits the theme, simply by ‘liking’ the photos in this album, from 11 April - 29 April 2016!
The 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award shortlist has been announced! Congratulations to the five shortlisted authors, and good luck!
Calling Writers & Illustrators Conference participants
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Latest from AFCC Blog
10 Jun 2015 by R Ramachandran [AFCC 2015]
Dear AFCC Family Members, Thank you for your wholehearted support for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2015. I wish to extend my deepest gratitude to the many wonderful people involved in making this Festival a success. Thank you, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, for gracing the Opening Ceremony &... READ FULL ENTRY