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, Possibility Room

The Importance of Being Earnestly Collaborative

Suzanne Ryan (Founder, CEO and Executive Producer , SLR Productions)

Collaboration is key in today’s competitive and ever changing content world. But how to best do it? What are the potential hurdles to be aware of? The secrets will be revealed in this open and honest discussion with award winning producer Suzanne Ryan LIVE via Skype from Australia.

Part of Cross-Platform Summit

B1, Multi-Purpose Room Kidlit Illustration & Book Design

Illustration Games

Briony Stewart (Author and Illustrator)

You’re invited to play! Yes, you read that right. Get ready to boost your endorphins, let your creative juices loose and uncage your playful side. Be surprised at the imaginative characters you conjure just by having fun.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

What Past Speakers Say

Julia Lawrinson

AFCC 2016 was an amazing experience. The opportunity to have dialogue about children’s literature with passionate advocates from around the world was remarkable, and has not been replicated in any other festival or conference I’ve been to. To have luminaries such as Leonard Marcus there, whose brilliant exhibition on the history of children’s literature was at the New York Library in 2015 (and which I visited), testifies to the significance of the festival. Seeing how the festival has expanded since my first visit in 2012 was fascinating, and hearing the different approaches of different countries and cultures to the best way of sharing children’s literature was again a highlight of the festival. Of particular interest to me was the large number of Muslim teachers in attendance, and the openness with which everybody discussed topics that arose during sessions. As diversity is the latest ‘trend’ of discussion in Western YA and children’s literature, it was great to see diversity in action. The festival as a whole ran incredibly smoothly, with a vast array of topics and speakers – the only problem was not being able to attend three sessions at once!

Julia Lawrinson from AFCC 2016
Author (Australia)
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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