Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria CinematográficosThe Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC, ''Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry'') was established by the Cuban government in March 1959 after the Cuban Revolution. Its prominent members are Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Julio García Espinosa, Alfredo Guevara and Santiago Álvarez and Sara Gómez.
The ICAIC is an organization of a film industry to produce, distribute and exhibit films and related work following the Cuban Revolution. Its aim is to use film as a powerful mass communication medium to mobilize and educate people, improve the quality level of Cuba films with appreciation among the masses and reach a wide public. Through educating the new generation of young directors, one of its responsibilities is to transform Cuba from a country of cinematic consumption to a production. Provided by Wikipedia