KOFA

Preservation(Film Data)

Film data preservation

Real film has a high worth as a medium that contains cultural and historical information and is also the most stable existing media. For the preservation of such important film data, the Korean Film Archive minimizes the risk of data loss by operating preservation warehouses in Sangam and Paju that have a constant temperature and humidity system.

Film damage occurs due to various physical and chemical influences, and its life will come to an end someday. However, to extend film life, the Korean Film Archive maintains the optimal temperature and humidity according to the characteristics of film with constant monitoring. In addition, it manages the films by periodically measuring changes in color density and contraction, which show the degree of film damage, rewinding films, and inputting chemicals. The materials that are used in the film preservation process, such as film cans and polybags, have all passed the Photographic Activity Test (PAT)

Acquisition

FilmsApril , 2022

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,999 Negative Film 6,013
Positive Film 10,563
Abroad 2,609 Negative Film 973
Positive Film 2,961
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 3,085 Negative Film 1,721
Positive Film 2,431
Abroad 1,020 Negative Film 81
Positive Film 1,115

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 7,191 DSM, DCDM 7,428
DCP 5,780
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 4,507

Domestic Feature Films

March , 2022

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 12,251 10,427 85.1%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 59 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 20 22.2%
1950 317 69 21.8%
1960 1,542 705 45.7%
1970 1,379 1,178 85.4%
1980 936 928 99.1%
1990 771 761 98.7%
2000 1,112 1,106 99.5%
2010 4,272 4,146 97.1%
2020 1,692 1,509 89.2%