Thank You for Lighting Up AFCC 2022!

Thank you for lighting up AFCC 2022! This year's festival was made possible with your support and participation. We hope you had a fruitful and memorable time, and were illuminated by the words of our speakers to embrace a brighter world, filled with the exciting possibilities that literature brings!  

You can still rewatch your favourite AFCC sessions on video on demand (VOD) until 28 June. Log onto the AFCC website with your AFCC account, and head to the page with your favourite session to relive your favourite discussions. That's not all! If you enjoyed AFCC and you are an AFCC pass holder, you will also get to enjoy a 10% discount for SBC Academy programmes.

What The Attendees Said

Hear from what some of participants have said about their favourite AFCC sessions:
“Lovely talk. [It] bring[s] out the amazing effort and talent that goes into writing and producing a book for children.” 
– Rishi Majumder, who attended 
Parvati the Elephant’s Very Important Day
“Yes, thank you for being informative and generous with the ideas, and being such inspiration to be great parents/educators :-)” 
– Izzah, who attended
Keep Moving Forward: Growth and Development through Science and Picture Books
I love that your fantasy stories are very Indonesian in flavour without just retelling the classic folklores. It is very refreshing :)
– Melissa C, who attended
KitaKaya! Cross-Platform Storytelling about the Diversity in Indonesia

Congratulations to HABA 2022's Winners!

J.H. Low (left) and Daryl (right). Daryl’s photo by Glance Studio.

Congratulations to the winners of the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award (HABA) 2022! J.H. Low won in the Picture Book Category for his book Lemonade Sky, and Daryl Kho won in the Middle Grade Book Category for Mist Bound: How to Glue Back Grandpa! Re-watch the live awards ceremony here!

AFCC Masterclass: Making an Impact with Illustrations

Photo by Steve Farmer

4 June 2022, Saturday | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (SGT) Virtual | Festival Pass or Individual Ticket

Learn from award-winning illustrator Sydney Smith in this masterclass about creating impactful illustrations for picture books. Find out how to create illustrations that not only convey the narrative, but also portray the unwritten aspects of your story. Register here!

We Want To Hear From You!

Please share your feedback about AFCC 2022 with us here. This will help us make AFCC 2023 even better. Next year’s festival will take place from 25 to 28 May. Mark your calendar now!

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