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 Illustration & Book Design

Indonesian Illustrators: Getting International Recognition

Grace Kusnadi (Founder, Popcon Asia), Maria Christania Winardi (Illustrator and Graphic Designer)

Come learn more about illustrations in Indonesia! Grace will expound more on Popcorn Asia, a new avenue for illustrators to increase their local and international trade and consumer reach.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

Woodlands Regional Library – Programme Zone

Let’s learn Math through traditional Malay games! (For 4-6 years)
Mari belajar Matematik melalui permainan tradisional Melayu!

Far’ain Jaafar (Post graduate student, Educator)

Register for your children here!

Zoom to the past! Welcome to the Malay village, put on a tanjak and learn about math through fun traditional Malay games and crafts.  

Selamat datang ke Kampung Melayu! Ayuh pakaikan tanjak dan langsung bergegas ke masa lalu dengan mempelajari Matematik melalui seni tangan dan permainan tradisional Melayu.

Part of Fun with Languages

What Past Speakers Say

AJ Betts

AFCC was a great experience: terrific venue, wonderful staff, and a diverse range of creators. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

AJ Betts from AFCC 2015
Author (Australia)
Sally Murphy

AFCC 2015 was an amazing experience. As an Australian author and poet, I was delighted with the reception I got from staff and attendees alike. As well as the opportunity to speak to enthusiastic, diverse audiences, I loved listening to creators and professionals from across Asia and around the world, as well as meeting and mingling with participants in the trade fair and at social events. The National Library is a wonderful venue for such an event. I came home inspired and energised and with loads of new friends.

Sally Murphy from AFCC 2015
Author (Australia)

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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