AFCC 2021 returns 27-30 May!

AFCC 2021 key visual by Kampanart Sangsorn


The programmes Creating Books for People with Disabilities and Connections to Global Issues: How Teacher Librarians are Supporting the UN SDGs and Beyond are not available on Eventbrite. We have sent the links for the programmes to the email that you used to make your festival pass purchase. Please email [email protected] if you experience any issues attending these programmes.

In light of the recent announcement for tightened COVID-19 measures, all in-person AFCC programmes have been rescheduled and will be taking place online from 3-5 June. Most of our AFCC sessions that were already digital and will continue to take place as planned, and you will still be able to attend them online without any changes. Thank you for your continuous support for AFCC!

AFCC 2021: Reimagine. Rebuild. Reignite.

AFCC 2021 returns to its original window of May this year from 27th to 30th! AFCC will present a hybrid format featuring a blend of online programmes and select in-person events. This edition of AFCC celebrates the theme “Reimagine. Rebuild. Reignite.”, where we invite participants to discover the future of content and uncover new possibilities at AFCC 2021! Get ready for a series of exciting panel discussions, workshops, author talks, masterclasses, pitching sessions, networking events, book launches and more!

AFCC is proud to showcase Thailand as the Country of Focus. We have commissioned the award-winning Thai illustrator Kampanart Sangsorn to create the key visual for the 2021 festival. Get your Early Bird passes today and enjoy a 20% discount on all tickets, along with all the festival benefits! The Early Bird promotion ends on 30 April 2021!

AFCC Concierge

AFCC 2021 will feature the first AFCC Concierge, a complimentary personalised service for festival-goers and AFCC enthusiasts. Tell us your preferred topics from Global Issues to Inclusivity in five short minutes, and you will receive a list of recommended AFCC 2021 programmes from us in April.

Visit the AFCC Concierge

About AFCC

AFCC is the leading festival in Asia focusing on children’s books and stories and young adult (YA) fiction. Targeted at writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, parents, educators and media producers, this unique festival offers a series of exciting panel discussions, workshops, author talks, masterclasses, pitching sessions, and networking events. AFCC promotes the creation and appreciation of quality children’s literature and YA with a focus on Asian themes. Since its establishment in 2010, AFCC has grown to become a key literary event in the region, attracting many local and international speakers, as well as thousands of delegates and participants.

The Country of Focus for AFCC 2021 will be Thailand. Thai illustrator Kampanart Sangsorn, the winner of the ASEAN Illustration Contest, was commissioned by AFCC to design the key visual for 2021’s festival. The festival has spotlighted eight countries of focus in previous years: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar and Singapore.

AFCC 2021 Programme Booklet

See You at AFCC 2022!

AFCC 2021 will take place from 26-29 May 2022! See you there!