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Latest News

7 November

Marie-Claude Fournier joins Ciné Institue

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome director Marie-Claude Fournier to our Ciné Institute family! Marie-Claude Fournier has just arrived in Jacmel, Haiti, to join the division of continuing education and professional development at the first and only film school in the country, Ciné Institute. For the next three months, Marie-Claude will oversee the implementation […]

3 November

Stones in The Sun screening at Quad Cinema

Stones in the Sun/ Wòch nan Soley Directed by Patricia Benoit November 21-27, 2014 Quad Cinema 34 West 13th Street #B New York, NY 10011 “Wòch nan dlo pa konnen doulè wòch nan soley/ Stones in the water don’t know the suffering of stones in the sun.”  – Haitian proverb. A woman struggling to forget […]

2 October

Welcome Back Ciné Institute!

Student orientation is in full swing here at Artists Institute! This Monday in Jacmel, we welcomed over 100 of the most talented young Haitian artists, filmmakers, and musicians to our campus by the sea. We’re thrilled that by welcoming two full classes at both Ciné Institute and Audio Institute, the Artists Institute campus is humming at full capacity […]

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