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Asian Festival of Children's Content 2017 (NBDCS)

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The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) aims to celebrate and promote the creation and appreciation of children’s books and content, with a focus on Asian themes.

With a mix of professional conferences, seminars, masterclasses, workshops, evenings events, and a book fair, the AFCC is a unique event right here in Asia that provides an opportunity for writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, distributors, parents, children, teachers, and librarians to meet, learn, develop their craft, and discover business opportunities.

The National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) has been organising the Asian Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference (ACWIC) since 2000. Leveraging on the success of this conference, ACWIC morphed into AFCC in 2010. It was reconstituted as both a professional trade, and to a limited extent, consumer event in 2010.

Last year, we had 159 Speakers and Moderators, 744 Conference Delegates and over 3,500 participants from Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, UK, USA and Vietnam!

This year, the 5-day festival will feature Indonesia as the Country of Focus, as well as over 100 local and international speakers including authors, illustrators, publishers, and industry professionals from countries like Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Thailand, the United States and United Kingdom.

Programme Committees

A) Writers & Illustrators Conference

Chairperson

Dr Myra

Dr Myra Garces-Bacsal
Educator, Reviewer, Blogger
Singapore

Members

Mr Benjamin Farr
Teacher-Librarian, Tanglin Trust School
Singapore

Mr David Liew
Illustrator
Singapore

Ms Fong Ying Yi
Manager, National Library Board
Singapore


Cross-Platform Summit

Chairperson

Marc Checkley

Mr Marc Checkley
Founder & Creative Director, IO CREATIVE
Singapore

Members

Ms Adeline Foo
Author and Scriptwiter
Singapore

Mr Leslie Lee
Executive Director, Media Networks, Southeast Asia,
Walt Disney Company

Singapore

Ms Jacqueline Chan
Head of Production, IO Creative Pte Ltd
Singapore

Teachers Congress & Parents Forum

Members

Ms Angela Anthony
Singapore

Ms Geraldine Zuzarte
Centre Director, The Caterpillar's Cove Child Development and Study Centre
Singapore

Ms Helen Marjan
CEO and Director of Studies, Lorna Whiston Schools Pte Ltd
Singapore

Ms Katie Day
Singapore

Dr Tay May-Yin
Principal Master Teacher/ English Language, English Language Institute of Singapore
Singapore

2017 Festival Calendar

2017 Festival Calendar NBDCS

2017 Pre-Festival NBDCS

Country of Focus: Indonesia

Asian Festival of Children's Content | Pesta Bahan Cerita Kanak-kanak Asia

This year, AFCC is proud to feature Indonesia as the Country of Focus.

Guest Illustrator: Hardiyono

Born in Yogyakarta, Hardiyono graduated from Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia (Indonesia Fine Art Academy), from the faculty of Fine Art. In addition to being a famous illustrator of children’s books and magazines, he is also a glass painter, Arabic Calligrapher and Sculpture. He has received various awards for his work and was the first winner of the children’s books illustration contest held by INABBY (Indonesian Board on Books for Young People) in 1991. He received the Octogones award for “Legenda Pohon Beringin (The Legend of The Banyan Tree)” from France in 2002, and was placed on the IBBY honorary list for illustrating “Marasenani and the Sun” in 2008.

AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore


The AFCC Asian Children’s Book Award by Genting Singapore (ACBA) is a joint initiative between the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Genting Singapore PLC (GENS). As Asia's largest children's book award, it aims to raise the profile of children’s picture books published in Asia by an Asian team, and encourage the production of quality picture books with a focus on Asian themes and settings. This award is the first of its kinds to give equal recognition to not just the writers and illustrators of picture books, but also the translators. With this added emphasis on translation, the Asian Children’s Book Award looks to promote the publication of Asian children’s books in multiple languages, extending their reach to other countries in the region and beyond.

Scholastic Picture Book Award

The Scholastic Picture Book Award (SPBA) is a joint initiative between the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic Asia, and it is presented biennially to an outstanding unpublished picture book with distinct Asian themes by an Asian team of writer and illustrator.

AFCC’s cultural and literary night

Publications: Indonesian Bilingual Books

As part of AFCC’s Indonesian Country of Focus, two bilingual books written and illustrated by Singaporean and Indonesian authors and illustrators will be launched during Indonesia Night, AFCC’s cultural and literary night.

Featuring Singaporean author Rilla Melati and illustrator Joey Ng, and their Indonesian counterparts, author Renny Yaniar and illustrator Maria Christania Winardi, the books revolve around the themes of the marketplace and food.

Rilla Melati (Singapore)

Joey Ng (Singapore)

Renny Yaniar (Indonesia)

Maria Christania Winardi (Indonesia)


Venue

Main Festival Venue:

National Library Building
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064

Fun with Languages Venues:

1. Ang Mo Kio Public Library – Programme Zone, 4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 569842

2. Bishan Public Library – Programme Zone, 5 Bishan Pl, #01-01, Singapore 579841

3. Clementi Public Library – Programme Zone, 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, #05-13/14/15, The Clementi Mall, Singapore 129588

4. Jurong West Public Library – Programme Zone, 60 Jurong West Central 3, #01-03, Singapore 648346

5. Marine Parade Public Library – Programme Zone, 278 Marine Parade Road, #01-02, Marine Parade Community Building, Singapore 449282

6. Tampines Regional Library – Changi Room, 31 Tampines Ave 7, Singapore 529620

7. Woodlands Regional Library – Programme Zone, 900 S Woodlands Dr, #01-03, Woodlands Civic Centre, Singapore 730900

Map of Accomodations & Festival Venues:

Map of festival venues - NBDCS



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