Celia C. Peters

Filmmaker / Visual Artist

Oakland, California, United States

Celia C. Peters is a filmmaker and visual artist creating thoughtful futurist stories about intriguing, authentic characters. She is the curator of Blackness Revisualized, WNET/AllArts.org's inaugural afrofuturist film festival launching March 2021. She is also the director of SHUTDOWN, a short historical documentary produced by Ohio State University, currently in production. In 2019-2020, Peters was a lecturer at Ohio State University, and has created filmmaking and screenwriting courses that she has taught to youth and adults. In 2018, she delivered a keynote speech at the NAACP National Convention and attended the Talent Lab at the Reykjavik International Film Festival with the feature project GODSPEED. In 2017, Peters was awarded a residency at the Wexner Center for the Arts for her experimental sci-fi short film MISSION. Her screenplays have been prize-winning and recognized in competitions. Her work has screened in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Cleveland, and London; also on public and cable television. She has produced content for Afropunk, New York Comic Con, and the California African American Museum (LA). Peters is an honors graduate of University of Michigan with a B.A. in French and Political Science, and holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. As well, she's done graduate studies in clinical psychology at NYU. She's currently developing her afrofuturist feature film GODSPEED in partnership with WarnerMedia's 150.