Asian
Festival of
Children’s
Content
2016

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.

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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.

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Festival Highlights

Writers and Illustrators Conference

Featuring tracks on Illustration & Book Design / Young Adult / Kidlit / Translation / Library / Diversity In Kids & Ya Lit.

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Teachers Congress

The Preschool & Primary Teachers Congress features tracks for educators of both Pre-school and Primary children.

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Parents Forum

The Parents Forum features tracks for parents of both Pre-school and Primary children.

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Cross-Platform Summit

A crossover networking opportunity for media and literary professionals while centring on multi-platform storytelling, pitching, interactive narrative and digital marketing.

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Session Highlights

Learning from Sesame Experience

Dina Rara (Project Manager, Sesame Street Indonesia – Jalan Sesama (Creative Indigo Production) & Amazing Edu)

Sesame Street is one of the longest street in the world. This session will introduce a glimpse of what Jalan Sesama (Sesame Street Indonesia) do, how we do it, learning from more than 40 years Sesame Street experiences.

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Primary
The Great Paradox of Reading: For Grades or Leisure (B1 MULTIPURPOSE ROOM)

Chitra Shegar (Director, Reading Edge Academy)

Findings on the reading habits of Singapore students, shows that majority of students read materials related to academia not for leisure. This is a paradox, as research findings show that school success comes with reading for pleasure. Dr Chitra argues that it’s time for teachers and parents to adopt a paradigm shift.

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What Past Speakers Say

Although AFCC's focus is the Asian publishing industry, it doesn’t just promote writers and illustrators from Singapore and neighbouring countries. The children’s book market is widely open to European, American and Australian content and AFCC is a great agent for inspiring and encouraging global networking on children’s books, improving the Asian publishing scene and artistic expressions.

Catarina Sobral from AFCC 2015
Illustrator and Picture Book Maker (Portugal)

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)

Festival Updates

AFCC Book Fair
Visitors at AFCC 2015 Media Mart

Join us at the AFCC Book Fair @ L1, Plaza, to discover the latest children's books and edutainment content from across Asia! 
 

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Calling creators & publishers

Deadline: 15 February 2016
AFCC’s book and product launches are public events where writers, illustrators and publishers can meet with their readers and introduce new children’s books, apps, and other products to the public.

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Call for Illustrators

Deadline: 1 March 2016
The Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) aims to showcase the works of local and regional illustrators and artists – across genres and borders – and promote them to a wider audience.

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Keep in Touch!

Latest from AFCC Blog
Ms Claire Chiang’s Speech to SCBWI Japan
Ms Claire Chiang’s Speech to SCBWI Japan
2 Dec 2015 [AFCC 2015, AFCC 2016]

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

Thank you!
Thank you!
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

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