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
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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.


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 Pre-school Primary

A Mammoth Task: Encouraging Reading in the Digital Age

Elaine Fong (Teacher Librarian, Chatsworth International School Orchard Campus)

Elaine will go over the key points she uses as a teacher librarian to encourage reading among students. She will also highlight the pitfalls and challenges that parents should be aware of. This session will provide anecdotal and research based strategies on how to encourage reading.

Part of Parents Forum

L5, Possibility Room Kidlit

[PANEL] Authors’ Discussion: Who Gets to Write Asian Stories?

Wai Chim (Author), Paolo Fabregas (Comic Artist and Executive Creative Director of Publicis Manila, Inc.), Heidi Shamsuddin (Author), Holly Thompson (Author, Teacher)

As the message of diversity becomes more prevalent in publishing, it is crucial to ask who gets to create Asian stories. Join the content creators in this session as they give their stand on this question.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

What Past Speakers Say

Oliver Phommavanh

AFCC is proof that you are not alone in your creative journey! It’s wonderful to meet so many creators who are passionate about kids in one place. I learnt so much from other people and it’s really energised me to take my own work to the next level.

Oliver Phommavanh from AFCC 2016
Author, stand-up comedian, primary school teacher (Australia)
Anna Salaman

It was a pleasure to present to such an engaged group of educators, who were clearly passionate about providing high quality content for children.

Anna Salaman from AFCC 2016
Executive Director, Playeum (Singapore)

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!

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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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