Malayalam Cine Technicians Association, MACTA is the first formal organization formed by the creative technicians of Malayalam Motion Picture Industry.
The first ever-formal organization in Malayalam Film Industry was the Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce. Later an organization exclusively for the actors MALCA was active for sometime in Madras. There were also independent organizations for Producers, Distributors and Exhibitors. Then Malayala Chalachitra Parishad came into being that sought to harmonize the interests of all those who had a stake in Malayalam Film Industry. During the formative years when Film Industry was becoming popular, all the South Indian films were based in Madras.
The South Indian Chapter of the National Confederation of Technicians, Artists and Workers (FEFSI) was looking after the welfare of the entire technicians in the South. As regional language films started gaining importance and strength, they started moving into the respective states with the blessing of the State Governments. But in Malayalam, technicians who play a pivotal role in the making of a film unfortunately did not have an organization for themselves with the result that existing organizations were unwilling to treat them as their members.