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

L5, Imagination Room Country of Focus Pre-school Primary

Uncovering the Secrets of Sound and Rhythm in the Context of the Ethnic Moluccan Music of Indonesia

Christian Tamaela (Ethnomusicologist, Lecturer and Musician)

Learn how Ethnic Moluccan music is used in Indonesia to cultivate in children critical and constructive thinking, teach them a love and appreciation of music, and encourage them to be creative. You might have a chance to try your hands at some Indonesian musical instruments, like drums or even leaves from the ground!

Part of Preschool & Primary Teachers Congress

L5, Imagination Room Pre-school Primary

[PANEL] Meeting the Mother Tongue Challenge

Pushpa (Principal, Sarada Kindergarten), Far’ain Jaafar (Post graduate student, Educator), Hou Jing (Senior Lecturer, KLC International Institute)

Discover strategies to motivate children to speak and write in their Mother Tongue in this panel. The speakers will discuss approaches they use, from tongue twisters to dual language books, and their views on language learning in today’s Singapore.

Part of Preschool & Primary Teachers Congress

What Past Speakers Say

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)
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)

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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