About AFCC 2017
The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) aims to celebrate and promote the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes.
With a mix of professional conferences, seminars, masterclasses, workshops, evenings events, and a book fair, the AFCC is a unique event right here in Asia that provides an opportunity for writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, distributors, parents, children, teachers, and librarians to meet, learn, develop their craft, and discover business opportunities.
The National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) has been organising the Asian Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference (ACWIC) since 2000. Leveraging on the success of this conference, ACWIC morphed into AFCC in 2010. It was reconstituted as both a professional trade, and to a limited extent, consumer event in 2010.
Last year, we had 159 Speakers and Moderators, 744 Conference Delegates and over 3,500 participants from Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, UK, USA and Vietnam!
This year, the 5-day festival will feature Indonesia as the Country of Focus, as well as over 100 local and international speakers including authors, illustrators, publishers, and industry professionals from countries like Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand, the United States and United Kingdom.
See you at AFCC!
- General AFCC Flyer (0.8MB PDF, published in May 2016)
- Flyer for Jakarata Visit (3.3MB PDF, published in November 2016)
Festival Programme Committees 2017
|AFCC 2017 Writers & Illustrators Conference|
|Chairperson:||Dr Myra Garces-Bacsal|
||Mr David Liew
Mr Benjamin Farr
Ms Ying Yi Fong
|AFCC 2017 Cross-Platform Summit|
|Chairperson:||Mr Marc Checkley|
|Members:||Ms Jacqueline Chan
Ms Adeline Foo
Mr Leslie Lee
|AFCC 2017 Primary & Preschool Teachers Congress and Parents Forum|
|Members:||Ms Angela Anthony
Ms Geraldine Zuzarte
Ms Helen Marjan
Ms Katie Day
Dr Tan May-Yin
Festival Organising Committee 2017
|Executive Director:||Mr R Ramachandran|
|Festival Director:||Mr Kenneth Quek|
|Festival Manager and Marketing (co-Manager):||Ms Alycia Teo|
|Manager – Awards and Cross-Platform Summit||Mr Adan Jimenez|
|Manager – AFCC Book Fair||Ms Celine Chow|
|Manager – Rights Exchange, Logistics||Mr Carlo Venson Peña|
|Manager – Partnerships and Sponsorships, Media and Marketing, AFCC Programme Booklet||Ms Mabel Lee|
|Manager – Book Illustrators Gallery, Portfolio Review, First Look, First Pages, Fun with Languages||Ms Judi Ho|
|Manager – Book Launches, Speed Pitching, Hospitality||Ms Nurhuda Abu Bakar|
|Manager – Catering and the Writers & Illustrators Retreat||Ms Premadevi d/o Perumal|
|Manager – Finance||Ms Vasantha Loga|
|Festival Identity & Web Design:||Octopus Ink|