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!


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: 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, Media and Marketing, AFCC Programme Booklet  Ms Mabel Lee
Manager – Book Illustrators Gallery, Portfolio Review, First Look, First Pages, Volunteers, Fun with Languages Ms Judi Ho
Manager – Book Launches and Speed Pitching Ms Nurhuda Abu Bakar
Manager – Catering and Writers & Illustrators Retreat Ms Premadevi d/o Perumal
Manager – Finance Ms Vasantha Loga
Festival Identity & Web Design: Octopus Ink