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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2024 : Curiosity

Festival Highlights

Country of Focus: The Philippines

Hear from Charisse Aquino-Tugade, Executive Director of the National Book Development Board (Philippines), about what to look forward to as we feature the Philippines as our 2024 Country of Focus (COF).  Watch the video here!

Hear about the inspiration behind our key visual!

We are excited to feature Beth Parrocha as the illustrator for the key visual this year. A renowned children’s book illustrator in the Philippines, she is also the founding member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), the Philippines’ first and only organisation of artists dedicated to children’s illustration. 

Hear more about how this year’s theme of Curiosity guided her creative process here

Festival Updates

Get your Early Bird tickets for AFCC 2024! 

Early Bird tickets for AFCC are now available. Enjoy discounts of 20% - 30% when you purchase your tickets for AFCC 2024 from 21 February to 22 April 2024. 

Be part of the AFCC Book Fair

Calling all bookstores and publishers: secure your AFCC Book Fair booths now and join us in fostering a sense of wonder and imagination! More details here!

Send us your work for the Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG)!

The Book Illustrators Gallery (BIG) showcases the best picture book illustrations by illustrators and artists from Southeast Asia, those based in Asia and in the global Asian diaspora. Submissions close 29 February 2024. More details here!

Participate in the 2024 GIF/Comic Cover Challenge

Show off your creative flair by participating in the fourth edition of the GIF/Comic Cover Challenge, co-organised with the Puttnam School of Film and Animation (LASALLE College of the Arts).  Find out more details here.

Take part in the CLASS Creative Writing Competition 2024

The CLASS Creative Writing Competition is back and we are calling for submissions! The Poetry Writing category is open to Primary 5 & Primary 6 students. The theme for this year’s competition is CURIOSITY. Find out more details here.

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What Attendees Say

One of my AFCC highlights is the author meet and greet and book signing sessions. They were something special to remember!

Fairuz Atiqah, attendee at AFCC 2023

AFCC is important as it highlights the significance of Asian children's literature and how Asian kidlit by Asian authors means so much for our children. We write the stories we know and we own our experiences. 

Joyce Chng, speaker at AFCC 2023

Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is the leading festival in Asia for children’s stories and young adult (YA) fiction. Targeted at writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, educators and media professionals, AFCC offers a series of exciting programmes, including panel discussions, presentations, workshops, lectures, masterclasses, networking sessions and public programmes that promote the creation and appreciation of quality children's literature and YA with a focus on Asian themes. 

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Illustration by Beth Parrocha
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