The Superman Celebration Fan Film Festival returns for its Seventh Big Year! Formerly known as the Superman Celebration Fan Film Competition, the event has grown over the years to the point where it was time to become a film festival in its own right. Fan Films from around the world have entertained audiences at Superman Celebration during the five previous film presentations. Now it's your turn to join the growing list of filmmakers who have displayed their works at Superman Celebration.
Get your cameras rolling, because three lucky filmmakers will walk away with the titles in one of three categories: Best Drama, Best Comedy, and Best Animated Feature,Trailer, Music Video, or Documentary. Plus, one filmmaker will walk away with the coveted Crowd Favorite award, where the audience chooses their favorite film!
The deadline for entry is May 17th, 2014 at 5:00 pm CST. Download the complete competition rules and entry form here.
(The form is PDF Fillable. If you want a print-and-complete copy, click here.)
Time Remaining To Enter:
The 35th Annual Superman Celebration was a tremendous success, and we couldn't have done it without you! Record crowds came to Metropolis to celebrate the Man of Steel and his 75th birthday, making this the biggest celebration ever.
We'd like to thank our special guests Michael Rosenbaum, Alessandro Juliani, Margot Kidder, Tracy Scoggins, Laurie Mitchell, Gregory Moffett, and Jerry Lawler for making this such a memorable year. And, of course, we cannot forget our wonderful guest artists Brett Breeding, Ron Frenz, Art Baltazar, Chris Sprouse, Jim Hall, and the rest for making our Artists Alley and Writers Way so amazing. We'd also like to thank John Read for bringing us the crowd-pleasing "One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages" exhibition.
Finally, we'd like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who make Superman Celebration possible year-after-year. Without them, this festival would not happen, and our most heartfelt gratitude goes out to them.
Again, thank you, everyone, for your continued support of Superman Celebration. In the coming months we'll begin revamping the site as we ready ourselves for 2014's event, so be sure to stay tuned to www.supermancelebration.net- The ONLY official website of Superman Celebration- for information on the 36th annual festival.
Thank you, and see you in 2014!
The Superman Celebration Staff
You requested it, so Superman Celebration is proud to welcome back fan-favorites Margot Kidder and Michael Rosenbaum for the 35th annual festival, as well as to welcome newcomer Alessandro Juliani to this year's celebrity line-up!
Kidder returns to Metropolis after her last appearance in 2005. Fans of all things Man-of-Steel know her best as "Lois Lane" from the Superman films. Rosenbaum was last spotted at Celebration back in 2006, and is known for his role as "Lex Luthor" on Smallville. Juliani makes his first appearance at Superman Celebration, and is known for his role as "Dr. Emil Hamilton" on Smallville as well as for his upcoming role as "Sergeant Sedowsky" in Man of Steel.
Rosenbaum and Juliani will be appearing at the Celebrity Autograph Sessions on Saturday, June 8th at Banterra Bank. Tickets are required for these sessions. (More info about obtaining tickets can be found here.) Kidder will be appearing at Celebration on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th- times and location to be announced soon.
To learn more about Margot Kidder, Michael Rosenbaum, and Alessandro Juliani click here.
We're pleased to announce that actors Tracy Scoggins, Laurie Mitchell Roberts, and Gregory Moffett will join our celebrity guest roster for the 35th annual Superman Celebration!
Lois and Clark fans know Tracy Scoggins as Daily Planet reporter "Catherine 'Cat' Grant". Fans of The Adventures of Superman will remember Laurie Mitchell Roberts and Gregory Moffett from their respective guest roles in the episodes "The Man Who Made Dreams Come True" and "The Stolen Elephant".
All three guests will appear at Superman Celebration on both Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, and Autograph Session Tickets are not required to meet these guests. Stay tuned for more information on their appearance times and locations, as well as for updated information on other special and featured guests that we'll announce soon.
To learn more about Tracy Scoggins, Laurie Mitchell Roberts, and Gregory Moffett, click here.
Superman Celebration welcomes our 2013 Featured Comics guests Brett Breeding, Ron Frenz, Art Baltazar, and Chris Sprouse.
These four comics creators come from a myriad background of graphic novel titles, most notably, of course, Superman. They'll be available for signings and sketches at our Artists Alley and Writer's Way on Friday, June 7th, and Saturday, June 8th. (Sketch prices and availability will be determined by the individual artists.)
To learn more about our Featured Guest Artists, click here.
Friday, June 7th at 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 8th at 5:00 PM
Baymont Inn Theatre- 203 East Front Street
Admission: Adults- $6, Children (under 12)- $4
Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 6th and Friday, June 7th, or at the door 30 minutes before the performance.
The Metropolis Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomes Keith Howard to the 35th Annual Superman Celebration for a live production of the classic "Adventures of Superman" episode, "The Perils of Superman."
Mr. Howard is known across the country as the "George Reeves Superman" because of his love for the iconic Superman character as portrayed by George Reeves on the popular 1950's television series.
Following the highly successful 2012 production of the "Lucy Meets Superman" episode of "I Love Lucy", Mr. Howard will bring to life the "Perils of Superman" episode of the "Adventures of Superman" in front of a capacity crowd at the Baymont Inn Theatre on Friday, June 7th at 3:00PM. There will also be an encore performance on Saturday, June 8th at 5:00 PM.
Sunday June 9th at 3:00 PM at the Superman Statue
Sign-In for Event: Sunday, June 9th from Noon until 2:45 PM at the tent beside the Superman Statue
Metropolis will attempt to bring back a Guinness World Record this year on June 9th. During the 35th Superman Celebration, organizers will once again encourage Superman fans from all over to meet at the Superman Statue to break the record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman. The Guinness World Record was set by 122 people in 2008 during the 30th Superman Celebration. In August 2010, Goodman Masson, UK’s largest independent financial recruitment company broke the record with 180 people. The title changed hands again when a group of 437 employees with Nexen Inc. located in Calgary Alberta of Canada broke the record for the second time since being set by the Metropolis group.
With Superman standing for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, organizers of the popular festival want to bring the Guinness World Record for The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman back to the United States and more importantly to Metropolis Home of Superman!
Men, Women & Children of all ages are invited to participate in the attempt to be held on Sunday, June 9 around the Superman Statue at Superman Square located in Metropolis Illinois. The attempt will take place at 3:00 and according to the requirements for a Guinness World Record, participants must stand in place for 10 minutes. The attempt must be documented with a roster, photos, video & witnesses in order to be confirmed as a successful record. Participants must be in a full licensed Superman costume. Check-in will start at 12:00pm. (Fan-made costumes that fulfill the required elements are considered acceptable. See the note below.)
Each participant will receive a certificate of participation and awards will be given to the largest group or organization to participate, the oldest participant, the youngest participant, the largest family represented and the participant that traveled the furthest.
PLEASE NOTE: The costume requirements for participating in this event are as follows:
Any costume must have the blue body suit, the red and yellow "S" shield on the chest, the yellow belt, the red cape, red boots, and the red trunks. Guinness has given us no indication that other costume variations set forth in the comics, films, or books other than the Classic Superman version or the "Superman Returns" version are considered acceptable, so- to be safe- we are limiting it to these two costume styles only. The Rubies-brand Classic Superman and Superman Returns costumes are considered acceptable as they are officially licensed. Fan-made costumes are acceptable as long as they meet the criteria listed above.
The Metropolis Chamber of Commerce is proud to release the 2013 Superman Celebration Logo. This year’s design is by Memphis-based artist Lin Workman, a regular guest at the Celebration and designer of our 2012 logo. Fans will be able to purchase the design on t-shirts, mugs, & magnets during the Superman Celebration June 6-9 at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce located at 607 Market Street and various retail locations around town.
Find out more about artist Lin Workman here.
Sunday, June 9th at 1:00 PM AT THE METRO TENT
Costume parade begins at 12:30 PM
Entry Fee: $25
New and Improved for 2013!
The competition is always fierce, and the best contestant will walk away with $1000! This year, we've made some changes to our usual format to make the contest more exciting:
There will be new changes in the $1000 Costume Contest at the 35th annual Superman Celebration. Contestants will still enter as individuals or as a group, but will not be separated into categories. All contestants will compete against each other and will be scored by guest judges using a point system with a total possible score of 30 points:
- 10 Points: COSTUME- Accuracy, workmanship, and fit.
- 10 Points: CHARACTER- Does the person know the character and become the character?
- 10 Points: OVERALL STAGE PRESENCE- Overall impression. Does the person work the stage and connect with the audience?
As you all know, celebrity autograph sessions are a tradition at Superman Celebration, giving attendees the chance to meet their favorite Superman and superhero-related actors and actresses. While Celebration has grown in attendance over the years, unfortunately the brief time period our celebrities have for these autograph sessions has not. While we try our best to see that as many fans as possible get through the autograph lines, the demand- and the crowds- have grown to the point where it is impossible for everyone in line to be accommodated.
To help alleviate this problem, we have implemented a multi-session ticketing system, as well as a limitation on what items celebrities will sign for free and the number of free items they'll sign. Tickets for the autograph sessions will be distributed as follows:
- Tickets will be required to gain entry into the autograph sessions. You must have the appropriate ticket for the session time in order to be admitted. Children under five do not require tickets for entry. However, they must have a ticket to obtain an autograph.
- One-Half (1/2) of the tickets for the four sessions will be made available at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce (607 Market Street) on Friday morning, June 7th, 2013 at 7:00 AM.
- The second half of the tickets for the four sessions will be made available at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce (607 Market Street) on Saturday morning, June 8th, 2013 at 7:00 AM.
- These tickets are free, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Attendees may be required to wait in line for tickets, and no guarantees can be made that everyone in line will get tickets.
- There is a limit of ONE (1) ticket per person, and a limit of one session per person.
- Session choice is at the sole discretion of the Chamber of Commerce.
- Tickets cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
- The Celebrities will sign either the Metropolis Planet Special Edition, Superman Celebration Program Book, or Celebration Poster at no charge with a limit of one free autograph per fan. Fans may bring in collectible items or clothing of their own to be signed by the celebrities for a fee per item/per celebrity. 8x10 photos will also be available for purchase at the autograph sessions. (Amount of fee to be announced at a later time.) At this time there is no limit on the number of items you can bring to pay to have signed. However, we reserve the right to impose a limit at any time in order to keep the sessions moving smoothly and accommodate everyone in line.