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.
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.
visaforchina.org/). 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 in English, French, Spanish and Chinese
will be provided on site during the General Assembly as well as the
The General Assembly and the Symposium will be held at the
CFA Art Theatre; other meetings will be in the CFA meeting rooms or
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
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
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.