Haiti Optimiste 2016
Join us in New York for a celebration of creativity and culture through music, dance and film benefiting Ciné Institute
Michael Brun and Audio Institute Present the new song "Wherever I Go", a collaboration featuring our students and Haitian musicians J. Perry and BélO. Watch the music video, directed by Ciné Institute graduate Marc Henry Valmond and download the track!
Buy It Now
Ciné Institute is dedicated to developing Haiti’s film industry by bringing together leaders in cinema and education to train and support qualified storytellers and technicians needed to facilitate production in the nation.
Ciné Institute’s unique model begins with tuition-free education and hands-on college-level training in a two-year program. Our employment division brings in incredible clients like Arcade Fire, Google, Partners In Health and Donna Karan who provide real jobs and experience for our students and alumni while producing top quality work. Our professional support division builds on these programs, and gives a powerful voice to Haiti’s storytellers.
Ciné Institute provides each student with a full scholarship, made possible through private donations. Please help us continue to reduce poverty through world-class education and professional job creation by supporting our programs.
Check out what we're up to:
Haitian born DJ and Audio Institute advisory board member Michael Brun recently produced the song ‘Wherever I Go’ with our students at Artists Institute. It was a collaboration born out of his love for the school and for his country. Over the past year Michael visited Audio Institute several times to produce the track, working […]
School has started! We welcomed our new and returning students with a busy Orientation Day, which included live music and dancing. Our students then quickly got to work, jumping right into shooting an exercise called “Le Voleur.” You can see photographs from both Orientation Day and the first day of school here. We are very proud […]
Our 2015 graduation ceremony was historic: Ciné Institute’s fourth graduating class and Audio Institute’s inaugural graduating class. The ceremony was held in Jacmel’s newly opened conference center at the recently renovated Customs House in historic downtown. Over 700 guests joined to honor and celebrate the graduates’ accomplishments. Check out our Flickr page to see photographs […]
As a native of Jacmel, I was thrilled to know that finally there was a film school, not just in Haiti, but right here in my town. I, immediately applied and was overwhelmed with joy when I was granted admission. Under the direction of my professors I directed two short films in my first year, a thesis film, a commercial and a music video. Three years ago I wouldn’t have imagined myself accomplishing all this, so I am grateful for this brilliant institution and for all the Ciné Institute supporters who have made my education possible. Ciné Institute has proven that it cares about the future of young Haitians by providing us with free education of an international standard.- Ossela Chery, Class of 2013