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

FilmsNovember , 2018

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,678 Negative Film 5,633
Positive Film 9,400
Abroad 2,431 Negative Film 850
Positive Film 2,805
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 2,951 Negative Film 1,715
Positive Film 2,272
Abroad 971 Negative Film 80
Positive Film 1,064

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 2,988 DSM, DCDM 3,560
DCP 2,453
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 2,943

Domestic Feature Films

November , 2018

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 9,231 7,111 77.0%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 60 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 20 22.2%
1950 309 67 21.7%
1960 1,519 667 43.9%
1970 1,409 1,185 84.1%
1980 934 913 97.8%
1990 770 760 98.7%
2000 1,104 1,103 99.9%
2010 2,955 2,391 80.9%