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Latest News

10 April

Nan Lakou Kanaval directed by Kaveh Nabatian

The Hot Docs Film Festival is right around the corner (April 23rd to be exact) and featured is “Nan Lakou Kanaval” directed by our dear friend Kaveh Nabatian. This incredible filmmaker came down to Jacmel to teach our students at Cine Institute.  He has helped enrich and develop our students creative adventures and is now […]

8 April

Blue Marble Dreams comes to Haiti

Our grad students are always up to big things and constantly making a difference in their community! Which is why we’re so happy to brag about their most recent involvement. Some of the footage captured from our amazing students at the Cine Institute were used in this promo video for Bèl Rèv, a charitable non-profit […]

5 April

Cine Institute at Haiti Film Fest 2015

The time is almost here!! That’s right, the Haiti Film Festival held by the Haiti Cultural Exchange in New York begins on May 7th for opening night! We’re so excited and honored to have our very own graduate students’ short films featured at the festival. The Haiti Cultural Exchange is an exquisite rare non-profit organization […]

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