Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017

National Library Building, Singapore

17 — 21 MAY 2017 ♦ 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.
Indonesia is the country of focus for this year.

Find out more about this year’s



Our popular online illustration contest is back!

This year’s theme revolves around: food, fantasy and Indonesia.

Submit an illustration inspired by these three keywords (you may refer to one word, or all three), and stand to win full passes to the Writers & Illustrators Conference!

Contest Details

AFCC Super Short Story

Create a short children’s story with these five words in any order, and get a chance to win a complimentary 3-day Writers & Illustrators Conference ticket worth S$350!

remnants life ridiculous sound envelope
Contest Details
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Festival Calendar

Festival Highlights

Writers and Illustrators Conference

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


Cross-Platform Summit

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


Teachers Congress

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


Parents Forum

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


Session Highlights

L1, Visitors Briefing Room Comics

Comic Adaptation: From Novel to Graphic Novel

Lefty (Comic artist; Co-founder of Gilamon Comics)

Pick up your pencil and transform a novel to a graphic novel. Join Lefty as he walks through the process, from discussions about original scripts and story breakdowns, to character design and mediums to use, and gain insights into creating comics.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

L16, The Pod Kidlit Illustration & Book Design

Creating Books that Matter

James Mayhew (Author and Illustrator)

What are the themes that matter to you the most? A session on how to find your passions and share them, to create meaningful books that deserve to be published.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

What Past Speakers Say

Felicia Low-Jimenez

A fun session filled with practical tips from an established children’s book editor.

Felicia Low-Jimenez from AFCC 2016
Co-author of the Sherlock Sam series (Singapore)
Cynthia Leitich Smith

Illuminating conversations spark inspiration, understanding – I learned so much from voices that cross borders, lifting up young readers, lifting up us all.

Cynthia Leitich Smith from AFCC 2016
Author & Faculty, MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts (USA)

Festival Updates

Festival Updates


Food, fantasy and Indonesia: Thank you for your overwhelming response for afccSKETCH! This year, we received 74 submissions from 15 countries. VOTE for your favourite artwork by simply ‘liking’ or 'hearting' the photo in this album, from 17 April - 1 May 2017!

Vote now!

Early Bird
Festival Updates

Early Bird

Think you have a brilliant idea for a children’s book, film, app or game? You have 5-10 minutes to pitch your idea to a publisher or producer. Book an appointment with one of our panellists by 14 April 2017!
Find out more:
Speed Pitching (Writing)
Speed Pitching (Media)

Winners of AFCC Super Short Story
Festival Updates

Winners of AFCC Super Short Story

Congrats to the winners of the #afccsupershortstory contest! Here are their stories!

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