🎙️ On this episode, we speak with the most important person in Haitian cinema, filmmaker, cinema professor, and executive director of the Haiti International Film Festival (August 19-20, 2023), Jacquil Constant, MA. We discuss his groundbreaking multi-award-winning documentary, Haiti is a Nation of Artists, the Haiti International Film Festival, and the Haitian Bricolage Art Gallery. In addition, Jacquil gives us an impromptu Master Class in Impact Producing with a multitude of opportunities, to screen your work, beyond the Hollywood film, and television studio system.
Submit your film now to the next Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival which takes place on January 13, 2024 to share your work, reach your audience, and turn your dreams into reality.
About Jacquil Constant 🎬
Jacquil Constant holds a Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Pan African Studies and Cinema Television and Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from California State University Northridge. Jacquil is an Adjunct Cinema Professor at Pasadena Community College. As the Founder and Executive Director of the Haiti International Film Festival, Jacquil leads the development, promotion and implementation of all festival activities including strategic partnerships, fundraising, marketing and priority setting.
About The Haiti International Film Festival #HIFF2023 🎬
The Haiti International Film Festival (HIFF) is a niche film festival that specializes in portraying the humanity of Haitian culture through the curation of amazing films from the Haitian Diaspora such as short films, documentaries, and feature films. HIFF is the HBO for Haitian films. The goal of HIFF is to inform diverse audiences about the rich culture of the Haitian diaspora through innovative cinema. HIFF produces an annual film festival that builds a stronger ecosystem for Haitian filmmakers through partnerships with non-profit organizations and educational institutions to make a bigger impact in Hollywood and Haiti.
About “Haiti is a Nation of Artists” Documentary 🎬
“Haiti is a Nation of Artists” is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of Haitian artists creating transformational art after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The documentary depicts the humanity of Haitian culture through the lens of a Haitian American filmmaker who seeks to uplift the rich diversity of Haiti and its historical legacy.
About Haitian Bricolage Gallery 🎬
The Haitian Bricolage Gallery is a dream of filmmaker/gallery owner Jacquil Constant to showcase the beauty and diverse art of Haiti. The meaning of the word bricolage is to create art with existing resources. The Haitian Bricolage Gallery exists to educate different cultures about Haitian Realism art and to create a strong ecosystem to support Haitian art.