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Welcome to OPEN UP - The BCBF Skill Box, the new completely digital environment where professions, skills and cultures come together to create unique opportunities for exchange - and especially - growth.

Sales are now over. You can still browse the archive with the programme of LIVE and ON DEMAND international conferences, masterclasses, webinars, portfolio reviews, workshops and special projects that brought together sector specialists and the very many players making up the world of children's content, in the framework of BCBF 2022.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Illustrators Wall RELOADED - Call for entry

ONLINE on BCBF website

If your work wasn't on the 2022 digital Illustrators Wall and seen by everybody around the world, you're still in time!
Our 2022 digital Illustrators Wall is still open to the talent and enthusiasm of illustrators, graphic designers and artists - regardless of whether you’re an established professional or just starting out.

You’ve got until 25 April 2022 to register with the Wall.

 

 
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

International Kids Licensing Days

ON DEMAND

Two days - 24 February and 21 March – in hybrid digital and in-person mode taking a close look together with sector players at Kids Licensing, today a major international industry focus.

TRAINING COURSE

How to Self-Publish in Italy and Abroad

ON DEMAND

A half-day conference on the variety of publishing paths available to aspiring authors,
led by speakers from across the globe, looking at the Italian market and beyond, with impressive experience in publishing, marketing and selling.

TRAINING COURSE

Call your Agent: How to Become a Successful Literary Agent

ON DEMAND

A half-day training conference aimed at those who are thinking of a career in literary representation or are in the early stages of working in this area.

WEBINAR

Talking Translation: Translators Talk Poetry

ON DEMAND

Taking verse across borders and generations: challenges and opportunities.
With the rise in popularity of both creating and enjoying poetry and the spoken word, top voices in literary translation debate the challenges they face in keeping original voices and tone as they open up the opportunities of different languages and markets for the originator.

MASTERCLASS

"I didn't do my homework because...". How a fib became a publishing success story

ON DEMAND

"I didn't do my homework because..."  Meet the four people involved in an international publishing success: Davide Calì (author), Benjamin Chaud (illustrator), Debbie Bibo (agent and publishing consultant), and  Naomi Kirsten (Chronicle Books editor).

MASTERCLASS

Children’s Book Design

ON DEMAND

It takes more than a great text and great illustrations to make a great children’s book. Making an outstanding, elegant, beautiful book requires the special skills of the book designer.