18 April

SELEBRASYON!

SELEBRASYON!

SELEBRASYON! is the first festival of its kind. Join us MAY 18 – JUNE 30 in NYC for a cultural celebration of everything Haitian, Caribbean, Latin American, African American, and everything in between. Diverse communities come together to experience film, dance, music, poetry, and art all across the best city in the world. Beginning on […]

17 April

Montrealer imparts a love of cinema in Haiti

Montrealer imparts a love of cinema in Haiti

Montrealer Kaveh Nabatian relishes his work teaching the students of Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only film school BY T’CHA DUNLEVY MONTRÉAL — For a guy headed back to Haiti in just over 12 hours, Kaveh Nabatian was pretty relaxed on Monday afternoon. He offered me a glass of rum — who was I to refuse? — […]

15 April

PsalmOne’s Memoirs from Haiti: A Multimedia Docu-Series

PsalmOne’s Memoirs from Haiti: A Multimedia Docu-Series

“Roosters crow way before the sun comes up. I just want people to know that.” Just after Jakmèl JouBare’n, Chicago rapper Psalm One visited the Artists Institute campus  for a workshop and recording session at Audio Institute. Represented by Chicago labels Rhymesayers Entertainment and FreeHug Life, Psalm One, otherwise known as  Cristalle Bowen or Hologram […]

14 April

Kehinde Wiley Visits Ciné Insitute

Kehinde Wiley Visits Ciné Insitute

Kehinde Wiley is a New York-based portrait painter, who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings featuring people of color in vivid florals and regal poses reminiscent of old master painters.  Kehinde is  here in Jacmel doing research and model casting for his next painting series which will focus on the young people and artists […]

8 April

Just a Reflektor Wins 2014 Tomorrow Awards

Just a Reflektor Wins 2014 Tomorrow Awards

Congratulations to our friends Arcade Fire, Vincent Morisset, Google Creative Labs, and all the Ciné Institute students and grads who made this win possible!  

20 March

Ciné Institute Films Featured in “Prends ça Court!”

Ciné Institute Films Featured in “Prends ça Court!”

In the spirit of Francophone Week, the Montreal based short film series organization Prends Ça Court! arrives in Jacmel, Haiti for a special presentation of Quebec and Haitian short films made ​​by students of the Ciné Institute. This collaboration was made possible by director, producer and Ciné Institute teacher, Maxence Bradley. To learn more about this screening, as […]

17 March

Shadow & Act Interviews Ciné Institute Founder David Belle

Shadow & Act Interviews Ciné Institute Founder David Belle

Interview: Haiti’s Ciné Institute Founder David Belle On Cultivating a Local Film Industry & More By Shirley Bruno Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only film school is at the helm of fostering a new generation of Haitian filmmakers. For those unfamiliar with the school which launched in 2008, Ciné Institute’s mission “gives a powerful voice to Haiti’s […]

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 […]