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.

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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 Diversity Kidlit Illustration & Book Design

A Champion for Children’s Books – the Role of the Children’s Laureate in Ireland

Elaina Ryan (Director of Children’s Books Ireland / Arts Manager, Children’s Books Ireland)

From advocating for school libraries to raising the profile of illustrators, from storytelling in unusual places to drawing big pictures, learn about Ireland’s Laureate na nÓg (Children’s Laureate).

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

L5, Imagination Room Kidlit

[PANEL] Books Teachers Wish Authors Would Write

Rilla Melati (Director, Creative Content Development, Mini Monsters Limited), Myra Garces-Bacsal (Educator, Reviewer, Blogger), Nadine Bailey (Teacher librarian, Canadian International School)

Creators can step into the shoes of a teacher for one hour and learn what makes a book a treasured find. From beautiful illustrations to didactic language, speakers discuss their views on relevant and useful books children need and love.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

What Past Speakers Say

Dylan Yamada-Rice

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)
Hidayah Amin

I enjoy attending AFCC because I get to share my writing journey with others as well as learn from the more experienced ones. The best part of AFCC is the friendship built over our mutual love for books!

Hidayah Amin from AFCC 2015
Author (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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