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

FilmsOctober , 2017

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,650 Negative Film 5,388
Positive Film 9,151
Abroad 2,422 Negative Film 841
Positive Film 2,798
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 2,947 Negative Film 1,707
Positive Film 2,264
Abroad 968 Negative Film 79
Positive Film 1,061

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 2,076 DSM, DCDM 2,585
DCP 1,729
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 2,339

Domestic Feature Films

October , 2017

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 8,593 6,537 76.1%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 60 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 19 21.1%
1950 309 67 21.7%
1960 1,550 676 43.6%
1970 1,477 1,209 81.9%
1980 973 926 95.2%
1990 775 766 98.8%
2000 1,104 1,102 99.8%
2010 2,174 1,767 81.3%