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

FilmsSeptember, 2021

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,994 Negative Film 6,008
Positive Film 10,471
Abroad 2,608 Negative Film 973
Positive Film 2,960
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 3,089 Negative Film 1,722
Positive Film 2,429
Abroad 1,020 Negative Film 81
Positive Film 1,115

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 6,378 DSM, DCDM 6,948
DCP 4,619
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 4,368

Domestic Feature Films

September, 2021

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 11,689 9,868 84.4%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 59 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 20 22.2%
1950 316 68 21.5%
1960 1,541 704 45.7%
1970 1,379 1,176 85.3%
1980 935 918 98.2%
1990 771 762 98.8%
2000 1,108 1,106 99.8%
2010 4,220 4,045 95.9%
2020 1,189 1,064 89.5%