General Information

The 61st FIAF Congress will take place from Sunday, 5th June (day of arrival) to Sunday, 12th June 2005 (day of departure).

Opening with a Festive Academy in honour of the 100th anniversary of Slovenian cinema, the Congress will continue with a symposium on ethnographic film featuring presentations by well-established Slovene and international experts; with regional meetings, workshops and close with a meeting of the general assembly.

Passport and Visa
Border formalities are minimised, and correspond to European standards. Citizens of the European Union and certain other European countries may cross the border using a valid personal identification document. Those who require visas to visit Slovenia can obtain them at the Slovenian Embassy or Consulate in their country.
We ask everyone who applies for visa to add in the registration form the number of the passport and the date of availability.
According to the information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia of March, 2004, participants from the following countries will need visas:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Indonesia, India, Iran, South Africa, China, Colombia, Cuba, Macedonia, Morocco, Nigeria, Russian Federation, North Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, Vietnam.
In the event that you should require our invitation to the Congress to obtain your visa we will be glad to provide it.

Simultaneous Interpretation
Simultaneous interpretation into English, French and Spanish will be provided during the symposium, the General Assembly, Second Century Forum and Open Forum.

General Information

The congress will take place at the Cankarjev Dom Congress and Culture Centre in the centre of Ljubljana. In a word on Slovenian culture, let us just say that the building bears the name of Ivan Cankar, the greatest Slovenian author. All regional meetings, committee sessions, and workshops will take place there. Lunches and coffee breaks will be served at Cankarjev Dom as well. Near the main lobby, separate rooms will be reserved for the Secretariat, computers with internet access, and photocopy machines.
Map of the Cankarjev Dom Congress and Culture Centre

Food and Drink
There are numerous restaurants and cafes in Ljubljana serving all sorts of food and drinks in all price ranges. A list will soon be added here.

The Ljubljana Brnik airport ( is 25 km away from the Ljubljana citycentre.
The coach fare to the centre is approximately EUR 5. Coaches are available for each flight. The taxi fare to Ljubljana is approximately EUR 30.
Ljubljana has an efficient bus transport network. One ticket costs approx. one EUR.

You will need Slovene Tolars to shop in Slovenia. The current rates are SIT 186 for US$ 1, and SIT 240 for EUR 1.
Exchange offices are available at hotels, banks and in shopping centres.
You can find the latest exchange rates here.

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