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

YA
Penning for the Preteen (L1 VISITORS BRIEFING ROOM)

Holly Thompson (Author)

With prompts and plot building exercises, Holly will guide participants to begin plotting, planning and writing new preteen/MG novels in this generative session.

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[Performance] Grandfather’s Footsteps (L1 PLAZA)

inwardBOUND (Drama School)

A grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's disease. His granddaughter, who misheard it as Arse Hammers, thought he had a superpower and could teleport to a different place. Don't miss this heart-warming story of a family overcoming the challenges of Alzheimer's. 

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What Past Speakers Say

Dashing from one venue to another, listening to wonderful speakers, debating interesting topics, meeting kindred souls from across the ocean, catching up with friends for coffee, lunch and dinner, stopping at the festival shop Closetful of Books to see how the books are doing—the AFCC keeps one on one’s toes, physically and mentally.

Anushka Ravishankar from AFCC 2015, 2013
Author and Principal Platypus, Duckbill Books (India)

The AFCC is unique in that it brings together academics, children's book authors, illustrators and publishers. This provides a great chance to consider the topic of children's content from multiple angles. It is also a bonus that the organisers are super helpful and friendly.

Dylan Yamada-Rice from AFCC 2015
Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, University of Sheffield (UK)

Festival Updates

afccSKETCH
By Liew Hooi Yin

Birds, friendship and Japan: Thank you for your overwhelming response for afccSKETCH! This year, we received 99 submissions from 15 countries. Come see for yourself the winning entries, which will be exhibited at the Book Illustrators Gallery from 14 May – 3 June at the B1 Exhibition Area, National Library Building!

View all submissions online!

Shortlist for Scholastic Asian Book Award 2016
Winners of the 2015 Scholastic Picture Book Award

The 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award shortlist has been announced! Congratulations to the five shortlisted authors, and good luck!

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Calling Writers & Illustrators Conference participants

Deadline: 18 May 2016
Illustrators! Have your unpublished works reviewed at First Look Portfolio Review
Writers! Have your unpublished manuscripts reviewed at First Pages

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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