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, 2020

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,946 Negative Film 5,986
Positive Film 1,0334
Abroad 2,592 Negative Film 966
Positive Film 2,937
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 3,078 Negative Film 1,717
Positive Film 2,418
Abroad 1,021 Negative Film 81
Positive Film 1,115

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 4,462 DSM, DCDM 5,332
DCP 3,351
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 3,933

Domestic Feature Films

September, 2020

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 10,264 8,293 80.8%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 60 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 20 22.2%
1950 314 68 21.7%
1960 1,511 676 44.7%
1970 1,411 1,196 84.8%
1980 934 917 98.2%
1990 770 761 98.8%
2000 1,106 1,104 99.8%
2010 3,987 3,546 88.9%