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 , 2019

Films graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Fiction Film Domestic 5,811 Negative Film 5,640
Positive Film 9,574
Abroad 2,432 Negative Film 850
Positive Film 2,809
Non-Fiction Film Domestic 3,067 Negative Film 1,715
Positive Film 2,394
Abroad 974 Negative Film 80
Positive Film 1,067

Digital Cinema

Digital Cinema graph
Item Titles Film Copies
Digital Cinema 3,227 DSM, DCDM 3,895
DCP 2,633
SOUND (5.1ch, Stereo, Mono ...) 3,118

Domestic Feature Films

May , 2019

Domestic Feature Films graph
Year Films Produced Films Acquired Percentage
Total 9,493 7,437 78.3%
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 1,517 667 44.0%
1970 1,410 1,187 84.2%
1980 934 915 98.0%
1990 770 761 98.8%
2000 1,104 1,103 99.9%
2010 3,218 2,712 84.3%