28 February

Speciality Video Workshop

Speciality Video Workshop

Ciné Institute teachers Maxence Bradley, Raquel Gomez-Rosado and Kaveh Nabathian listen to students pitch their projects during a Specialty Video Workshop session.

21 February

Jakmèl JouBare’n Carnival Concert

Jakmèl JouBare’n Carnival Concert

Jakmèl JouBare’n was co-produced by Artists Institute, Arcade Fire, and HandzUp Group. The event was hosted by Haitian radio personality Carel Pedre.

21 February

Thank You for Coming | Haiti Optimiste 2014

Thank You for Coming | Haiti Optimiste 2014

This year’s Haiti Optimiste, in partnership with FIAF and co-produced with Brioni was a tremendous success. Our co-hosts Donna Karan, Arcade Fire, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jamie Hector, and Vincent Morisset came together with Ciné Institute supporters to see our young filmmakers’ latest work and celebrate Haiti. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone […]

18 February

On the Set: Pazapa Promo Video

On the Set: Pazapa Promo Video

Pazapa means “step by step” in  Creole. Step by step Pazapa has been making a difference in the lives of Haitian children with special needs since 1987. We were honored and thrilled with the opportunity to work with this amazing school in Jacmel and create their promo video. Check out behind the scenes  photos from the shoot.  […]

13 February

Sneak Preview Part Two: Haiti Optimiste 2014

Sneak Preview Part Two: Haiti Optimiste 2014

Watch a sneak preview of this year’s Optimiste featured hip hop music video “M’Paka Domi”

13 February

Funerarium

Funerarium

Watch a sneak preview of this year’s Optimiste featured TV Pilot “Funerarium” below. “Funerarium” Title Sequence from Ciné Institute on Vimeo.

11 February
11 February

Haiti Optimiste 2013: A Celebration of Haitian Cinema in Photos

Haiti Optimiste 2013: A Celebration of Haitian Cinema in Photos

Photo recap from our annual benefit event in New York City. Presented by FIAF, Ben Stiller, Jonathan Demme, Michele Montas and David Belle. The evening will feature Ciné Institute films, a performance by Emeline Michel, photography by Marc Baptiste and food by Chef Ron Duprat.

11 February

Sneak Preview: Haiti Optimiste 2014

Sneak Preview: Haiti Optimiste 2014

Watch a sneak preview of this year’s Haiti Optimiste featured international collaboration “Just a Reflektor” by Vincent Morisset for Arcade Fire, shot entirely in Jacmel with Ciné Institute graduates.   “Just a Reflektor” clip from Ciné Institute on Vimeo.

10 February

Film Line Up & Sneak Preview Haiti Optimiste 2014

Film Line Up & Sneak Preview Haiti Optimiste 2014

Below is a sneak preview of  our award winning short film, Le Bon Le Mechant et L’Apprenti, by Amiral Gaspard.   FILM LINE UP