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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.

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Latest News

23 July

Meet the Team: Paula Hyppolite

“The wealth of Haiti is its people. If you miss the people, you miss the wealth. ” — Paula Hyppolite Born in Cap-Haïtien, Paula Hyppolite is the director of Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only film school. After 25 years living in the United States, Paula returned to Haiti in 2003 where she and APJ CEO David Belle launched the […]

30 June

Congratulations Class of 2014!

Congratulations to our new Artists Institute graduates, bon courage and break a leg! Last week we were thrilled as friends, family, and students joined together in Jacmel to celebrate graduation and present thirty-five new graduates with their Artists Institute certificates. We can’t wait to watch these talented youth enter Haiti’s burgeoning creative industry equipped with two […]

18 June

Congratualations! Winners of Best Interactive Video and Innovative Use of Technology at Cannes Film Festival

Congratulations to our film students and Arcade Fire, Winners of Best Interactive Video and Innovative Use of Technology at Cannes International Film Festival! Cannes Lions is the only truly global meeting place for professionals working in creative communications, from creatives and marketers to technologists and media specialists. Cannes Lions is where 12,000 people from 94 […]

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