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 , 2018

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,678 Negative Film 5,623
Positive Film 9,309
Abroad 2,429 Negative Film 850
Positive Film 2,803
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 5,949 Negative Film 1,712
Positive Film 2,269
Abroad 969 Negative Film 79
Positive Film 1,062

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 2,311 DSM, DCDM 2,871
DCP 1,884
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 2,482

Domestic Feature Films

March , 2018

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 8,901 6,925 77.8%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 60 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 20 22.2%
1950 309 68 22.0%
1960 1,529 685 44.8%
1970 1,447 1,246 86.1%
1980 997 988 99.1%
1990 785 776 98.9%
2000 1,104 1,103 99.9%
2010 2,499 2,034 81.4%