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

FilmsMay , 2024

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 6,040 Negative Film 6,063
Positive Film 10,864
Abroad 2,630 Negative Film 977
Positive Film 2,991
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 3,123 Negative Film 1,747
Positive Film 2,456
Abroad 1,021 Negative Film 81
Positive Film 1,116

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 11,841 DSM, DCDM 10,135
DCP 9,411
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 5,203

Domestic Feature Films

May , 2024

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 14,706 12,932 87.9%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 59 0 0.0%
1930 73 5 6.8%
1940 91 20 22.0%
1950 316 67 21.2%
1960 1,541 719 46.7%
1970 1,379 1,185 85.9%
1980 936 928 99.1%
1990 773 763 98.7%
2000 1,113 1,109 99.6%
2010 4,428 4,354 98.3%
2020 3,990 3,782 94.8%