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

The 15th Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) will take place from 23 - 26 May 2024, at the National Library Building, Singapore, celebrating the theme of “Curiosity” and with Philippines as the Country of Focus. 

Theme – Curiosity

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content takes on the theme of “Curiosity” in its 15th edition.

Curiosity drives exploration, innovation and the imagination. It can open up possibilities, expand one's worldview and spur children to embark on a path of discovery. 

How can we nurture a child’s curiosity through books and encourage them to explore the world around them? How can modern technologies be harnessed to cultivate children's curiosity and engagement in reading? In what ways can cultural diversity be shown in stories and works from Southeast Asia and Asia, that can shape children's curiosity and develop a sense of the self? 

With over 100 programmes, featuring more than 80 writers and speakers from Singapore and around the world, AFCC 2024  will explore the different dimensions of “Curiosity” through children’s books, stories and performances. 

Key Visual 

These three—the child, the monkey, and the turtle—are on a journey,  looking at the Philippines with curious eyes. Yet, as they travel along, what they thought was theirs as Filipinos are also apparent among their Asian neighbours.

 Beth Parrocha

Created by award-winning Filipino artist, Beth Parrocha, this year’s key visual takes inspiration from the rich marine ecosystem of the Philippines and its ethnic traditions and culture. Hear from Beth as she shares about the inspiration, and concept behind the creation of this year's key visual in the video below.

Learn more about COF Philippines here!

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.