AFCC 2018 will be offering a list of masterclasses by established writers, illustrators and content producers.

These sessions are ticketed individually.

AFCC Pass holders enjoy a 25% discount off regular prices for Masterclasses tickets.
Email [email protected] to request for the discount code. 

6 Sept, Thurs
10:45am - 12:45pm
L3, Drama Centre FR2 Masterclass

Building Collective Storyworlds

Marco Sparmberg

Digital technology has fundamentally changed how humans connect and interact with one another. New narrative models are emerging that lend themselves to the ever evolving environment of pervasive communication. In this hands-on session, participants will go through multiple stages of collective story creation by using elements of a transmedia universe as engine for a decentralised narrative approach.  

Note: Please note there are only 25 slots for this session. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2018 10:45AM 09/06/2018 12:45PM Asia/Singapore Building Collective Storyworlds

Digital technology has fundamentally changed how humans connect and interact with one another. New narrative models are emerging that lend themselves to the ever evolving environment of pervasive communication. In this hands-on session, participants will go through multiple stages of collective story creation by using elements of a transmedia universe as engine for a decentralised narrative approach.  

Note: Please note there are only 25 slots for this session. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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L3, Drama Centre FR2
6 Sept, Thurs
11:00am - 3:00pm (includes lunch break)
L16, The Pod Masterclass

Pitch-Perfect: The Ultimate Pitch-Ready Masterclass!

Marc Checkley

To prepare: An outline of your pitch idea (about 300 - 500 words) for review prior to the session. You may submit your pitch outline here.

Back by popular demand! Do you have an amazing idea or series concept, but with no clue how to bring it together and pitch it to the right people? This pitching masterclass gives you all the necessary tools, skills and feedback to make you a pitch-pro!

*Please note that this masterclass is mandatory for all those wishing to participate in the Speed Pitching (Media) event on Friday, 7 September. 

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2018 11:00AM 09/06/2018 03:00PM Asia/Singapore Pitch-Perfect: The Ultimate Pitch-Ready Masterclass!

To prepare: An outline of your pitch idea (about 300 - 500 words) for review prior to the session. You may submit your pitch outline here.

Back by popular demand! Do you have an amazing idea or series concept, but with no clue how to bring it together and pitch it to the right people? This pitching masterclass gives you all the necessary tools, skills and feedback to make you a pitch-pro!

*Please note that this masterclass is mandatory for all those wishing to participate in the Speed Pitching (Media) event on Friday, 7 September. 

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L16, The Pod
6 Sept, Thurs
2:00pm - 5:00pm
B1, Multi-Purpose Room Masterclass

Illustrating Through A Child’s Eyes

Yusof Gajah

Illustration is not always a matter of natural talent, rather it is a craft honed through experience. Veteran children's book illustrator Yusof Gajah will share tips and techniques and walk you through the journey from idea to drawing board. Participants will also be able to learn more about the basics of creating eye-catching and memorable illustrations in this masterclass.   

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Add to Calendar 09/06/2018 02:00PM 09/06/2018 05:00PM Asia/Singapore Illustrating Through A Child’s Eyes

Illustration is not always a matter of natural talent, rather it is a craft honed through experience. Veteran children's book illustrator Yusof Gajah will share tips and techniques and walk you through the journey from idea to drawing board. Participants will also be able to learn more about the basics of creating eye-catching and memorable illustrations in this masterclass.   

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B1, Multi-Purpose Room
7 Sept, Fri
10:00am - 1:00pm
L3, Drama Centre FR2 Masterclass

From Craft to Contract: Stress Test Your Work Without Stressing Out

Cynthea Liu

Getting published is a daunting task, but writing the book is most often the hardest part of all. In this masterclass by well-known writer and publisher Cynthea Liu, learn techniques on how to stress-test your work for the children and teen book market, as well as pick up tips to land that desired publishing contract.

Participants can choose to submit a piece of their writing in advance for anonymous discussion and review by Cynthea at this session.

Submission guidelines:
- First 5 pages (1250 words max) or query letter (250 words max)
- Submit your writing samples to https://wfcat.submittable.com/submit by 28th August.

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Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 10:00AM 09/07/2018 01:00PM Asia/Singapore From Craft to Contract: Stress Test Your Work Without Stressing Out

Getting published is a daunting task, but writing the book is most often the hardest part of all. In this masterclass by well-known writer and publisher Cynthea Liu, learn techniques on how to stress-test your work for the children and teen book market, as well as pick up tips to land that desired publishing contract.

Participants can choose to submit a piece of their writing in advance for anonymous discussion and review by Cynthea at this session.

Submission guidelines:
- First 5 pages (1250 words max) or query letter (250 words max)
- Submit your writing samples to https://wfcat.submittable.com/submit by 28th August.

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L3, Drama Centre FR2
7 Sept, Fri
10:15am - 12:15pm
B1, Multi-Purpose Room Masterclass

Play & Replay: How To Prepare Your Creations For Multiple Platforms & Adaptations

Colin Goh

If you're spending time and effort creating something, why not adapt it for multiple platforms as well? In this masterclass, Colin Goh, co-creator of critically-acclaimed comic series Dim Sum Warriors, reveals how his kung fu-fighting dumplings developed from an app to printed graphic novels and children’s picture books, to and most recently, a stage musical. Participants will take away key skills to map the potential of their own creations and capitalise on available opportunities.

To prepare: Participants should ideally have a creation in progress and be willing to share basic information for brainstorming and feedback purposes.

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Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 10:15AM 09/07/2018 12:15PM Asia/Singapore Play & Replay: How To Prepare Your Creations For Multiple Platforms & Adaptations

If you're spending time and effort creating something, why not adapt it for multiple platforms as well? In this masterclass, Colin Goh, co-creator of critically-acclaimed comic series Dim Sum Warriors, reveals how his kung fu-fighting dumplings developed from an app to printed graphic novels and children’s picture books, to and most recently, a stage musical. Participants will take away key skills to map the potential of their own creations and capitalise on available opportunities.

To prepare: Participants should ideally have a creation in progress and be willing to share basic information for brainstorming and feedback purposes.

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B1, Multi-Purpose Room
7 Sept, Fri

1:30pm - 4:30pm
L1, Visitors Briefing Room Masterclass

On Illustration

Satoshi Kitamura

It is said that a picture speaks a thousand words. But how do you create a narrative through illustrations alone? Join award-winning illustrator Satoshi Kitamura as he explains the creative process behind his books and leads a series of creative exercises in this interactive session.

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Add to Calendar 09/07/2018 01:30PM 09/07/2018 04:30PM Asia/Singapore On Illustration

It is said that a picture speaks a thousand words. But how do you create a narrative through illustrations alone? Join award-winning illustrator Satoshi Kitamura as he explains the creative process behind his books and leads a series of creative exercises in this interactive session.

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L1, Visitors Briefing Room
8 Sept, Sat
10:15am - 4:15pm (includes lunch break)
L1, Visitors Briefing Room Masterclass

Make Your Words Count: Writing for Young Adults

Sarah Odedina

Led by publisher Sarah Odedina, this intensive masterclass is aimed for those ready to push their Y.A. writing to the next level. Be ready to tackle every component of the writing process big or small, from finding your own voice to crafting compelling dialogue, characters and settings. Participants will also gain practical expertise as Sarah draws from the many stories she has worked with in her publishing career.

Please note that this session is capped at a maximum of 20 participants only. 

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Add to Calendar 09/08/2018 10:15AM 09/08/2018 04:15PM Asia/Singapore Make Your Words Count: Writing for Young Adults

Led by publisher Sarah Odedina, this intensive masterclass is aimed for those ready to push their Y.A. writing to the next level. Be ready to tackle every component of the writing process big or small, from finding your own voice to crafting compelling dialogue, characters and settings. Participants will also gain practical expertise as Sarah draws from the many stories she has worked with in her publishing career.

Please note that this session is capped at a maximum of 20 participants only. 

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L1, Visitors Briefing Room
8 Sept, Sat
10:15am - 1:15pm
B1, Multi-Purpose Room Masterclass

Creative Storymaking: A Masterclass Taster

Adeline Foo, Hidayah Amin, Lee Seow Ser

A masterclass offering a taster of a brand new Digital Media series, Creative Storymaking (Digital Publishing) will be launched by Singapore Polytechnic. Presenting the nuts and bolts of writing and creating content for TV and digital publishing, this masterclass is taught by Adeline Foo, Hidayah Amin and Lee Seow Ser. 

Participants can submit their proposals (not more than 150 words) for review by the facilitators before the session via the submission link here.

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Add to Calendar 09/08/2018 10:15AM 09/08/2018 01:15PM Asia/Singapore Creative Storymaking: A Masterclass Taster

A masterclass offering a taster of a brand new Digital Media series, Creative Storymaking (Digital Publishing) will be launched by Singapore Polytechnic. Presenting the nuts and bolts of writing and creating content for TV and digital publishing, this masterclass is taught by Adeline Foo, Hidayah Amin and Lee Seow Ser. 

Participants can submit their proposals (not more than 150 words) for review by the facilitators before the session via the submission link here.

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B1, Multi-Purpose Room