Cèlia Novis is a scriptwriter, filmmaker and journalist from Barcelona (Spain). She has written, produced and directed 3 feature documentary films “On Vampyres and other Symptoms” (2007-2011), which competed in several international film festivals; “Els Menorquins de la Florida” about the Minorcan heritage in Florida, USA, for the Balearic Television, (2016 -2018) and “Once Upon a Place” about the oldest Spanish society of the USA (founded in NYC in 1868), to be premiered in NY in 2019. Moreover, she also wrote, produced and directed 2 short films: “Larraz and the architectures of fear” (2008) and “NET York” (2019).
Novis lived in New York where she worked as a freelance video journalist for Univision and also as the producer in USA for Spanish production companies and televisions like Globomedia, TVE, Mediaset-Tele5, La Sexta (“Salvados” Jordi Évole, “El Objetivo” Ana Pastor, Màxim Huerta, Maria Teresa Campos).
She is also co-author of some books “The Discredit: Narrative trips around Louis Ferdinand Céline” (Lupercalia Publishers), “A Christmas of death” (Origami Publishers) and “American Jesus”.
Currently Novis lives between Barcelona and New York, working for Spanish production companies while she’s developing a screenplay for a feature film.
Perez-Brown is an award-winning content creator, executive producer, and senior television executive with more than 20 years of experience bringing culturally relevant and brand-defining shows for mainstream and niche audiences to leading television and digital brands including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and NuvoTV.
A visionary, Perez-Brown created the iconic children’s shows Gullah Gullah Island for Nick Jr. and Taina for Nickelodeon. As a television executive, she oversaw the production of original content and led the programming strategy and rebranding of Nuvo TV. Through her production company, she has developed projects for leading brands including, ABC/Touchstone, PBS, Sesame Workshop, and Corus Entertainment/Nelvana.
Ansgar Vogt has developed structures and formats for cinema and TV for nine years. Initially, DIE PATRIARCHIN and AFRIKA MON AMOUR were created for Moovie – the art of entertainment, followed by film productions for the UFA Cinema. His projects have been awarded with the Golden Camera and the DIVA Audience Awards and were nominated for the German Television Awards.
He studied drama and German literature with a major on dramaturgy in Berlin, London and New York. He graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts / New York University.
Today, Ansgar Vogt works as an author and creative producer. He is also a member of the selection board of the Berlin International Film Festival, section Forum.