Join us for AFCC 2020!
AFCC 2020 GIF created by Shahrazad Binti Logan from LASALLE College of the Arts. Inspired and adapted from the AFCC 2020 Key Visual by Chen Ziyue.

We're just a month away from the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) 2020. Make sure you have your tickets already!

With close to 15 panel sessions, masterclasses and pitching sessions, AFCC 2020 will feature more than 40 local and international speakers, including established academics like Dr Junko Yokota, head jury of the Hans Christian Andersen Awardaward-winning poets like Naomi Shihab Nye (Young People's Poet Laureate 2019-2021) and Mariko Nagai (two-time Pushcart Prize winner); and well-known content creators like Minh Lê (writer and graphic novelist of Green Lantern: Legacy), 
and Tohby Riddle (multi-awarded picture book creator). The festival also features key figures in the media content and literary industry such as Dexter Ong, Head of Wattpad Studios (Asia)Aman Dayal from Youtube Kidsand Peter Florence, Director and Founder of the Hay Festival, among others. The speakers will share about their experiences and efforts in responding to the pandemic. 

Designed with authors, illustrators, parents, publishers and teachers in mind,
 AFCC 2020 invites participants to envision a world filled with possibilities in the digital space, even in the face of so many disruptions and much uncertainty now, together with our panel of international experts on children's content. 

Selected featured speakers at AFCC 2020. Find out more about the speakers here.
We have an array of programmes tackling topics such as the influence of literature with "Children’s Books in the Time of Crisis and Change" and "The Power of Poetry". Avid readers will like discussions of varied perspectives of young readers with "This is What I Read: Spotlight on Young Book Reviewers" and "Curating the iGeneration Reading List". Comic book fans can also explore new mediums to invoke their love for reading at "(A New) Required Reading: Comics and Graphic Novels in Schools". Voyage with AFCC and be part of these and more!
AFCC Masterclasses
2 October 2020 | 9:30am - 12:30pm (SGT)
Online Zoom* Session | $40 (ticketing charges apply)

*Link will be sent after registration is successful

This interactive masterclass allows for one-to-one discussion of each participant’s work. Participants will need to prepare a one-page sample text (e.g. the first page of a novel or a short picture book text) prior to the masterclass.

Intended for published/unpublished authors, and beginning to intermediate editors.
2 October 2020 | 1pm - 4pm (SGT)
Online Zoom* Session | $40 (ticketing charges apply)
*Link will be sent after registration is successful

This masterclass is aimed at published authors looking to adapt their stories for film and television. Participants will learn the nuts and bolts of adaptation, and how to capture the essence of their plot, themes and characters when writing a screenplay based on their books. 

Intended for producers, publishers, and published/unpublished authors.
Each masterclass session is ticketed individually. AFCC Digital pass holders enjoy a discount of 10% - 15% off regular prices for AFCC Masterclasses. Purchase an AFCC Digital pass and receive the discount code in your confirmation email!
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