The 68th FIAF Congress will be held from Monday 23 to Saturday 28 April 2012. It will be preceded by Executive Committee meeting on 21-22 April. The Symposium on “Animation around the World” will take place on the on 23-24 April.

Passport and Visa

Your passports are checked at the airport customs, and are usually asked for in hotels. Congress participants will be required to apply for a China visa. Please consult the Chinese embassy in your country. If you live in Europe, Asia or North America, you will be able to apply for a visa via the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (http://www. Official invitation letters will be sent to each participant as it will be required by the Chinese authorities when you apply for a visa.

Simultaneous Interpretation

Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, Spanish and Chinese will be provided on site during the General Assembly as well as the Symposium.


The General Assembly and the Symposium will be held at the CFA Art Theatre; other meetings will be in the CFA meeting rooms or theatres accordingly.

Logistics and Meals

In China Film Archive’s main building you will find a communication centre with a photocopier, fax machine, computers, printers, internet access, and the traditional pigeonhole mailboxes at the disposal of the delegates. China Film Archive will take care of coffee breaks and lunches. All congress sessions will be video- and audio-recorded.


The Beijing Capital International Airport is a modern and large airport for international flight arrivals and departures. Situated 27 km from the centre of Beijing, it takes about 50 minutes from the airport to hotels by taxi. It is also very easy to reach hotels by subway or
shuttle bus.


The official currency is the Renminbi (RMB) and the units for the Renminbi are the Yuan and Jiao. It can be easily exchanged at the airport or banks in Beijing. As for 15 December 2011, the exchange rate to the US dollar is around 6.4, and the exchange rate to the Euro is about 8.3.
Credit cards are accepted everywhere.


Spring is a very pleasant season in Beijing, the average temperature varying between 15 and 20°C, although there can be a sharp difference in temperature between the day and the night.