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

FilmsDecember , 2017

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,650 Negative Film 5,391
Positive Film 9,207
Abroad 2,425 Negative Film 845
Positive Film 2,802
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 2,948 Negative Film 1,707
Positive Film 2,268
Abroad 968 Negative Film 79
Positive Film 1,061

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 2,230 DSM, DCDM 2,767
DCP 1,820
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 2,430

Domestic Feature Films

December , 2017

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 8,676 6,843 78.9%
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 1,529 685 44.8%
1970 1,447 1,246 86.1%
1980 997 988 99.1%
1990 785 776 98.9%
2000 1,104 1,102 99.8%
2010 2,274 1,954 85.9%