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Latest News

18 April


SELEBRASYON! is the first festival of its kind. Join us MAY 18 – JUNE 30 in NYC for a cultural celebration of everything Haitian, Caribbean, Latin American, African American, and everything in between. Diverse communities come together to experience film, dance, music, poetry, and art all across the best city in the world. Beginning on […]

17 April

Montrealer imparts a love of cinema in Haiti

Montrealer Kaveh Nabatian relishes his work teaching the students of Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only film school BY T’CHA DUNLEVY MONTRÉAL — For a guy headed back to Haiti in just over 12 hours, Kaveh Nabatian was pretty relaxed on Monday afternoon. He offered me a glass of rum — who was I to refuse? — […]

15 April

PsalmOne’s Memoirs from Haiti: A Multimedia Docu-Series

“Roosters crow way before the sun comes up. I just want people to know that.” Just after Jakmèl JouBare’n, Chicago rapper Psalm One visited the Artists Institute campus  for a workshop and recording session at Audio Institute. Represented by Chicago labels Rhymesayers Entertainment and FreeHug Life, Psalm One, otherwise known as  Cristalle Bowen or Hologram […]

In Their Own Words

  • Ossela Chery, <em>Class of 2013</em>

    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