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

FilmsMarch , 2021

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,975 Negative Film 5,997
Positive Film 10,422
Abroad 2,608 Negative Film 973
Positive Film 2,960
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 3,087 Negative Film 1,722
Positive Film 2,427
Abroad 1,021 Negative Film 81
Positive Film 1,115

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 5,448 DSM, DCDM 6,185
DCP 3,983
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 4,176

Domestic Feature Films

March , 2021

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 11,150 9,226 82.7%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 60 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 20 22.2%
1950 316 68 21.5%
1960 1,539 701 45.5%
1970 1,380 1,171 84.9%
1980 934 917 98.2%
1990 771 761 98.7%
2000 1,106 1,105 99.9%
2010 4,066 3,951 97.2%
2020 807 527 65.3%