Festivals Meet-Up: Film Festivals from the West Mixer
Jacqquil Constant M.A
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JACQUIL CONSTANT, M.A
As the Founder and Executive Director, Jacquil leads the development,
promotion and implementation of all festival activities including
strategic partnerships, fundraising, marketing and priority setting.
Through his work, he has successfully elevated the works of emerging and
established filmmakers who seek to show a positive and authentic image
of Haiti. His passion for Haitian film and art, fueled him to create a
platform that was absent in Hollywood's film industry. Through his work
he has reached a diverse national and international audience that shares
his love of Haiti.
Jacquil’s career spans over twenty years in the independent filmmaking
industry and his credits include networks such as MTV, BET, VH1, and PBS
where he worked in various capacities including production,
post-production and casting of reality television shows.
He 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.
The Haiti International Film Festival is the premiere platform that showcases quality films in Hollywood, California. We are 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. We are the HBO for Haitian films displaying the humanity of Haitian culture. The Haiti International Film Festival (HIFF) was established in 2015 and is a non-profit corporation with a 501(c)(3) status. The mission is to showcase positive images of Haitian culture through film and art.
The goal of the HIFF is to inform diverse audiences about the rich culture of the Haitian diaspora through innovative cinema. Through outreach and collaboration with emerging, and established filmmakers, we not only teach and conduct workshops. We also hold a yearly 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.
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The Haiti International Film Festival