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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2022 : Lit Up!

Festival Highlights

Video On Demand (VOD)

Missed out on your favourite AFCC sessions? Rewatch sessions labeled as Hybrid or Virtual formats on VOD now! Check them out on our programmes' page here. You may still purchase your VOD Festival Passes to rewatch your sessions too!



AFCC Stories

Hear from AFCC's featured writers from award-winning translators Avery Fischer Udagawa and 阿甲 (Ajia) to our Key Visual illustrator J.H. Low sharing on some of the topics they have spoken about at AFCC this year! Read their articles and essays!

Translation Forum

The inaugural Translation Forum at AFCC celebrates those who are passionate about translating children’s literature. We focus on the efforts of the translation of stories authored in languages Other Than English, and spotlight ongoing initiatives that seek to nurture translation communities in their own regions. 

Publishing Forum

With topics such as sustainability, technology and innovation, the metaverse, diversity and inclusion — join the Publishing Forum to hear how our speakers have sought to address these issues, and participate in the discourse for what lies ahead in the future of children’s publishing.

Festival Updates

Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award (HABA)

Eight books have been shortlisted for HABA 2022. Find out more about the books! Results were livestreamed on our website and Facebook on 27 May 6pm SGT.

Are You the Next Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) winner?

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What Attendees Say

This interview is so fun. I commend the moderator, Ms. Denise Tan. She really does her thing and researched a lot about the speaker. Also, Ms. Christina is so genuine and honest about everything she says. <3
Jennilyn Zuniega, who attended “Upclose with Christina Soontornvat” during AFCC 2021
Thank you [keynote speaker] Jason [Chin] for these great insights. I have always enjoyed illustrations alongside the stories in a book. Today, Jason has given me another reason to pay closer attention [to] the meaning they add to the story.
Junaidah, who attended AFCC 2021’s “Keynote: Reimagine, Rebuild, Reignite
The points suggested by all of the speakers were concrete, inspiring and doable.
Reynaldo Flores Jr., who attended “Creative Crunch: Creating Within and Above Crisis” at AFCC 2020
Your session about picture books... were so inspiring, like today, you literally drew me in and I look forward to AFCC every year.
Evelyn Sue Wong, who attended “Building Resilience in Children During Crisis” at AFCC 2020
Very informative and interesting, especially the authenticity of stories mentioned by our speakers and the criteria in developing digital books.
Besy Agamat, on the session “Children’s Books in the Time of Crisis and Change” at AFCC 2020
Thank you for this great presentation. I loved the poems you presented. 😊
Patricia, who attended “Who’s Afraid of Poetry?: Incorporating Poetry in Classrooms and Everyday Life” during AFCC 2021

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is the leading festival in Asia for children’s stories and young adult (YA) fiction. For the first time in its history, the festival will take place both online and in person in 2022.

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Man on Horse - Illustration by Low Joo Hong