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

FilmsAugust , 2017

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,651 Negative Film 5,388
Positive Film 9,127
Abroad 2,414 Negative Film 839
Positive Film 2,786
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 2,947 Negative Film 1,707
Positive Film 2,264
Abroad 969 Negative Film 79
Positive Film 1,062

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 1,953 DSM, DCDM 2,425
DCP 1,588
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 2,267

Domestic Feature Films

August , 2017

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 8,367 6,499 77.7%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 60 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 18 20.0%
1950 309 67 21.7%
1960 1,517 677 44.6%
1970 1,403 1,209 86.2%
1980 932 926 99.4%
1990 775 766 98.8%
2000 1,104 1,102 99.8%
2010 2,096 1,729 82.5%