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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.


Latest News

4 August

Graduation 2015

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 […]

3 June


Le Ciné Institute de Jacmel, la seule école professionnelle de cinéma en Haïti, offre aux jeunes Haïtiens et Haïtiennes une éducation cinématographique de niveau universitaire, ainsi qu’une formation technique, dont l’objectif est la création de micro-entreprises dans le domaine de l’audiovisuel et des médias. Le Ciné Institute forme les jeunes cinéastes dans tous les aspects […]

3 June


Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only professional film school, provides Haitian youth with university level film education and experience, technical training and media related micro enterprise opportunities. The Institute trains aspiring local filmmakers in all aspects of production and produces films of all kinds in partnership with our students and graduates. Our objective is to provide Haiti’s […]

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