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 Publishing

A Peek into the Slovakian Children’s Book Market

Petra Nagyová Džerengová (Author, News and TV-journalist and Founder of Verbarium)

Did you know books by Singaporean author, Emily Lim, were translated and will be sold in Slovakia in 2017? Take a tour of the Slovakian children’s book market, find out how it’s similar or different from the Singaporean book market, and how books from small countries can enter foreign markets.

Part of Writers & Illustrators Conference

B1, Multi-Purpose Room Pre-school

Look, Listen and Repeat: How to Un-read Books with Your Child

Angela Cerrito (SCBWI Assistant International Advisor and Author)

Move beyond memorisation to using books as windows into the imagination. Imaginative play is an important step in cognitive development. Learn how to un-read books in order to develop your child’s imagination.

Part of Parents Forum

What Past Speakers Say

Don Bosco

What an amazing time, spending these days with fellow storytellers and booksellers. The festival opened my mind to new and wonderful ways to make stories for children.

Don Bosco from AFCC 2017, 2015
Founder, Super Cool Books (Singapore)
Pearl Mascarenhas

AFCC 2015 was an enriching experience. I attended the Teacher’s Congress and was impressed with the quality of presentations especially the keynote speech by Rosemary Johnston. It was heartening to see such a range of presenters across diverse countries and fields all come together to discuss the many facets of children’s literature.

Pearl Mascarenhas from AFCC 2015
Programme Leader, New Zealand Tertiary College (New Zealand)

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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