Korean Film Archive Seoul, South Korea

The Korean Film Archive (KOFA) is the sole film archive in South Korea with nationwide coverage. It was founded in Seoul in 1974 as a non-profit organization. In 1976 KOFA joined the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) as an observer, and gained its full membership of FIAF in 1985. KOFA’s main duties are to collect, preserve and categorize films and film-related materials, as well as to foster accessibility to its collections. Most of remaining originals and copies of Korean films are preserved in KOFA. KOFA has several public facilities, including Cinematheque KOFA, Korean Films Museum, and a reference library. And KOFA has published several features of the Classic Korean Cinema DVD Collections. It also operates the most reliable online database of Korean films, as well as an online film streaming service.

KOFA serves three main duties and various kinds of referential access services:
Film Collection and Categorization
Film Preservation, Restoration and Digitization
Film Screening and Referential Services
Publication of Academic and Referential Resources
Operation of Online Databases on Korean Cinema
KOFA Film Collection Search
Korean Movie Database online