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

FilmsApril , 2020

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,822 Negative Film 5,649
Positive Film 9,636
Abroad 2,442 Negative Film 852
Positive Film 2,812
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 3,071 Negative Film 1,714
Positive Film 2,400
Abroad 975 Negative Film 80
Positive Film 1,068

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 4,243 DSM, DCDM 5,073
DCP 3,151
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 3,711

Domestic Feature Films

April , 2020

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 10,132 8,092 79.9%
1910 7 0 0.0%
1920 60 0 0.0%
1930 74 5 6.8%
1940 90 20 22.2%
1950 314 67 21.3%
1960 1,508 668 44.3%
1970 1,411 1,192 84.5%
1980 934 916 98.1%
1990 770 761 98.8%
2000 1,105 1,104 99.9%
2010 3,859 3,359 87.0%