25 June

Evaluation Week and Graduation 2016

Congratulations class of 2016! Friends and family gathered to celebrated these remarkable students and their achievements at the Tourism Warf of Jacmel. Staff gave inspiring remarks on what the future holds for the graduates, Audio Institute students performed the traditional song “Badè Zile”, and all gathered for a celebratory cocktail reception with family, friends and staff. Preceding […]

1 February

New Song by Michael Brun and Audio Institute

Haitian born DJ and Audio Institute advisory board member Michael Brun recently produced the song ‘Wherever I Go’ with our students at Artists Institute. It was a collaboration born out of his love for the school and for his country. Over the past year Michael visited Audio Institute several times to produce the track, working […]

10 November

Back to School

School has started! We welcomed our new and returning students with a busy Orientation Day, which included live music and dancing. Our students then quickly got to work, jumping right into shooting an exercise called “Le Voleur.” You can see photographs from both Orientation Day and the first day of school here. We are very proud […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 March

Lola Schnabel and Gisella Marengo visit Cine Institute

We welcomed Lola Montes Schnabel and Gisella Marengo with open arms this past March, here at the Cine Institute. Lola Montes Schnabel, the daughter of Julian Schnabel, is also a phenomenal painter and filmmaker who studied at the Cooper Union. She visited along with Gisella Marengo, an italian renowned actress and producer! These two awesome […]

14 January

Haiti: Open for Business?

      Watch full episode here! In December, a team from Bloomberg TV came to Haiti for an episode of their programming dedicated to the economy entitled “Haiti: Open for Business?” Luckily, several of our Ciné Institute graduates were able to work on the project as part of Ciné Services, our division of continued […]

23 December

Happy holidays!

The students of the 2013-2015 promotion of Ciné Institute, with the help of M. Steeve Valcourt, professor at Audio Institute, have created this video surprise to wish you a very happy holidays! Bravo to all! Noël Humilité: Producer: Content Barbara Director: Luxama Jimmy Assistants to the Director: Charles Joel and Charles Jonas Editor: Drouillard Freud […]