Ciné Institute provides Haitian youth with film education, training and production support that began as a film festival in Jacmel.

Held for three years, Festival Film Jakmèl showed hundreds of films from around the world, free of charge, to tens of thousands of local audiences. Their written mission is to "use the power of cinema, integrated educational programming, technical film training and production funding, to entertain, educate and empower Haitian youth, to create a movement that grows an industry in national cinema and arts, which creates jobs, stimulates regional economies and drives sustainable long term development.

The Institute's programs are: Ciné Lekòl – a film school offering training in fiction documentary and commercials; Ciné Services – an income generating production center for film school students and graduate; Ciné Klas – daily educational film screenings in partnership with national public schools; and Ciné Klub – weekly public screenings of world cinema. 

When the earthquake struck 2 years ago, the Institute's students were on the ground, shooting and uploading footage onto social networking sites for the rest of the world to see, and they continued releasing video footage covering the aftermath.

Here's an opportunity to help continue the Institue's mission to affect change for those qualified and interested.


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 talented youth with the knowledge and tools necessary to give birth to a local audiovisual industry.

We're looking for candidates for these positions:

POSITION ONE: Visuals and Aesthetics Teacher

Responsible for teaching all visual and technical aspects of film production. This includes: photography, cinematography, audiovisual language, production design and aesthetics of image.

POSITION TWO: Film Studies Teacher

Responsible for teaching all theoretical and creative aspects of film studies. This includes: dramaturgy, film theory and history, screen writing and directing. Also directing with non‐professional actors.

POSITION THREE: Post‐Production Teacher

Responsible for teaching all aspects of post‐production. This includes: editing and sound theory and postproduction tools: Final Cut Pro, Color, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor and Pro Tools.

POSITION FOUR: Production Teacher

Responsible for teaching Film Production, budgeting, accounting, AV genres, project development. Final Projects supervision and production coordination.


Fluency in French, MFA, M.Ed. or other earned degree in Film or Cinema Studies, minimum two years of university‐level teaching experience, demonstrated experience in film production.


Videographers need not apply. Two years teaching experience or minimum of five years narrative and commercial professional filmmaking experience required.


Preference is for candidates who can make Sept 20th-July 15th commitment.

However, candidates will also be consider on Trimester Basis for the following periods:

1st Trimester: September 20th-December 21st

2nd Trimester: January 5th-March 29th

3rd Trimester: April 8th- July 15th

Dates subject to minor shifts.


Annual RT airfare to Haiti. Competitive salary. On‐campus faculty housing.


Cine Institute, Haiti's only film school, occupies a beautiful four acre campus by the sea in the village of Meyer, 5 miles west of Jacmel.

The Institute offers a university level two‐year program that teaches commercial film production to talented Haitian youth. Tuition is free but admission is highly competitive.

Founded in 2006 by Haitian and international board members, the Institute's primary objective is to revitalize Jacmel's creative economy through the organic growth of a local film industry. We strive to support a nation filled with talent, passion, history, rich culture and great potential. We nurture and generate new opportunities for Haiti's aspiring filmmakers.

The Institute's faculty draws from award‐winning filmmakers the world over. International supporters include academy award‐winning filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Haggis and Jonathan Demme, and The Academy of Arts and Sciences and Lucas Films.


If interested please email resume or CV with Cover Letter and specify which of the positions you’re applying for. Also please send a Pedagogical Philosophy Statement with your application (one page max)

Deadline for Applications is June 30th 2012.

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