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 […]

27 April

Meet The Team: Maxence Bradley

Meet The Team: Maxence Bradley

Maxence Bradley has always been primarily passionate about films, but that is just one of his many skills and ambitions. The producer, director and independent consultant, graduated from the University of Quebec in Montreal with a degree in communication and cinema. He joined the great family of Ciné Institute in January 2014 as a professor […]

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 […]

8 April

Blue Marble Dreams comes to Haiti

Our grad students are always up to big things and constantly making a difference in their community! Which is why we’re so happy to brag about their most recent involvement. Some of the footage captured from our amazing students at the Cine Institute were used in this promo video for Bèl Rèv, a charitable non-profit […]

5 April

Cine Institute at Haiti Film Fest 2015

The time is almost here!! That’s right, the Haiti Film Festival held by the Haiti Cultural Exchange in New York begins on May 7th for opening night! We’re so excited and honored to have our very own graduate students’ short films featured at the festival. The Haiti Cultural Exchange is an exquisite rare non-profit organization […]

23 March

“Citoyens De Nulle Part” presented at Cine Institute

This past month Cine Institute was happy to hold a screening of Citizens of Nowhere, a powerful documentary examining a crucial issue facing Haitians in the Dominican Republic. This screening was organized in collaboration with the film festival of Québécois in Haiti created by the Fondation Fabienne Colas Foundation. Before we premiered the movie, we […]

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 […]