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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

Localisation of Content (L1 VISITORS BRIEFING ROOM)

Dina Rara (Project Manager, Sesame Street Indonesia – Jalan Sesama (Creative Indigo Production) & Amazing Edu)

Sesame Street is the longest running preschool series in the world. This session will provide insight into how Jalan Sesama (Sesame Street Indonesia) was developed, how it was executed and given a local flavour, learning from more than 40 years of Sesame Street experiences.

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Kidlit
The Fabulous Fear Factor (B1 MULTIPURPOSE ROOM)

Jen Banyard (Author), David Liew (Illustrator)

Whether it’s the kind that raises goosebumps or a more subtly deployed form, fear drives most fiction. What’s behind this and how, in practice, can authors utilise fear to captivate readers?

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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)
Ruth Wong

If you’re interested in children’s literature, and/or would like to find out how to integrate children’s books in your curriculum, the Teachers Congress @ AFCC is the best place to be without having to travel overseas.

Ruth Wong from AFCC 2017, 2016
Associate Professor, English Language and Literature, NIE (Singapore)

Festival Updates

The History of Japanese Picture Books exhibition

While the main festival is over, you can still catch the exhibition, “The History of Japanese Picture Books: From E-inagkyo to The Family of Fourteen” at the National Library til 10 July. Wander into the wonderful world of Japanese picture books, and witness for yourself the country’s rich history of narratives in the last 1,300 years.

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Thank you from AFCC 2016

Aaand... it’s a wrap!

Thank you to all our speakers, moderators, volunteers, sponsors, partners and participants, for being a part of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016, a dynamic festival celebrating children’s literature and content. 

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Thank you note from NBDCS Executive Director, Mr Rama

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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!

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