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Korean Film Archive


The profile of the Korean film industry has risen considerably over the past two decades, with many films garnering praise from critics worldwide and accolades at some of the world’s top film festivals. With interest in Korean film increasing, the government poured money into the country’s sole film archive, the Korean Federation of Film Archives, building a brand new facility in the hyper-modern Digital Media City complex in 2007, known as the Korean Film Archive. 

The Korean Film Archive provides a window into the vibrant history of the Korean film industry through special exhibitions, a museum, film screenings, and a massive film library. The archive hosts thousands of films, from the colonial era to the present day, making it an absolute paradise for Korean film fans. 

Access to the archive’s multimedia library is free and open to the public, with DVDs, blu-rays, and VHS tapes all available to watch at your own personal booth. Screenings of Korean indie and classic films are also held regularly at the archive’s cinematheque, which are also free and open to the public. 


Company NameKorean Film Archive (한국영상자료원)
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Opening HoursTue-Fri 10:00 – 19:00 (Last Entrance 18:30) / Last Wednesday of Every Month 10:00-21:00 (Culture Day) / Sat-Sun 10:00 – 18:00 (Last Entrance 17:30)
Closed DaysMonday and Public Holidays

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Take Line 6, Gyeongui-Jungang Line, or AREX to Digital Media City Station and go out Exit 9 -> Walk straight along the railroad for about 400 meters -> Turn left at the SBS Sports building and walk straight about 100 meters to the next crosswalk -> Cross the street and walk straight through the plaza about 200 meter. KOFA will be on your left, directly opposite MBC


By Bus: get on Bus No. 771, 6715, 7711 or 7730 at the bus stop in front of Exit 2 of Digital Media City Station -> Get off at Nuritkum Square (5 minutes by bus) -> Enter the DMC complex through the underground pass next to Susaek Community Security at Susaek Station

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