The Asociación Cubana del Audiovisual (ACAV) and Film Board was established as a non-profit, non-political organization mandated with the promotion and development of the Cuban independent film industry.
As a cultural exchange film organization, the ACAV promotes people-to-people, artist-to-artist collaborations with foreign productions and Cuban filmmakers for film, television, and music video projects. ACAV also facilitates these projects with every aspect of production, from development and pre-production through post-production. The ACAV acts as a liaison between all film/photography service providers in Cuba and all relevant Government agencies.
In addition, the ACAV works to create opportunities for Cuban filmmakers and artists to write, produce, direct their own projects entirely within the Cuba. Through expanding educational programs, local filmmakers are trained to aide incoming producers, studios and productions on the highest levels of production.