April 22, , 2012

This week, we will be regularly publishing pictures of the congress activities and events at the following address:

April 16, , 2012

The Newsletter #3, containing the detailled agenda and schedule of the congress activities is now available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.
Click on “Newsletter” in the menu on the left to download and print it.

April 10, , 2012

Our Chinese colleagues have confirmed that spring has definitely sprung in Beijing (around 20°C during the day).
You can check the weather in Beijing for the next few days at:

April 9, , 2012

In order to facilitate your transport between the airport and your hotel, China Film Archive has designed cards to be shown to the taxi driver.

Please click on the name of your hotel hereunder and print the card:

- Michael's house
- Home Inn Beijing Jishuitan Bridge
Holiday Inn Beijing Deshengmen
- Heyuan International Youth Hotel

April 6, , 2012

The number of registered delegates has now reached 208.

March 21 , 2012

The number of registered delegates has now reached 164.

The programme of the commissions’ workshops is now available. Click on “Workshops” in the menu on the left.

March 20, 2012

The programme of the symposium is now available. Click on “Symposium” in the menu on the left.

March 7, 2012

Number of delegates registered for the Beijing Congress has now reached 150.

February 29, 2012

The official deadline for Congress registration has now passed. If you have not registered yet, please email your form back to as soon as possible. As of today, 135 delegates have officially registered.

CFA have informed us that the first batch of invitation letters have finally been sent to the first 65 delegates who registered for the Congress. Letters to the other delegates will be sent shortly. Copies of these letters were also sent to the Embassy or Consulate where delegates are supposed to apply for a visa. When you obtain an appointment for your visa, please don’t forget to take your copy of the invitation letter with you. IF you have not received your visa application form from Feng Bo you should contact him immediately at For any other question contact the Secretariat at

February 21 , 2012

As of today, 76 delegates have officially registered for the Beijing Congress. We are expecting many more to join them over the next few weeks. But don’t leave it too late!

February 09, 2012

CFA has announced that there will be a choice of two excursions for delegates on Thursday 26 April. You will have the opportunity either to combine visits of the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, or to visit the China National Film Museum, the Beijing Film Vault (CFA’s film vault in Beijing) and the State Production Base of China Film Group. Our Congress hosts have also generously decided to invite all delegates who are interested to a Peking Opera performance on 24 April in the evening. Further details to follow soon.

February 07, 2012

Once you have sent your registration form to Feng Bo, you should receive another form from him asking for your passport details. Please fill this in and email / fax it back immediately so that China Film Archive can prepare your invitation letter. You will receive it within 7 working days.

On the occasion of the 68th FIAF Congress in Beijing, the Norwegian Film Institute and the National Library of Norway are pleased to offer the delegates a copy of the restored Norwegian 1926 silent Brudeferden i Hardanger / The Bridal Party in Hardanger, with subtitles in Chinese and English.

February 06, 2012

The venue for the Congress’ closing party on Saturday 28 April will be the Beijing Hotel, off Tian’Amnen Square.

February 02, 2012

Michael’s House (one of the four hotels on the list) is now full, so please do not choose this one when you register and fill in your hotel booking form.

We encourage you to register for the Congress and book your trip as quickly as possible, as flight tickets are getting more expensive, and the visa procedure can be lengthy (don’t forget that you need an official letter from CFA to obtain your visa, but that letter can’t be sent to you until you have returned your filled-in forms).

We also remind you that the right to vote in the Beijing General Assembly is indeed restricted to archives which have sent their annual report to the Secretariat by 28 February, and paid their annual affiliate fee for 2011 (Rule 33 of the Statues and Rules).

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