At the Global Film Exhibition, we believe that the power of film lies in its ability to bring people together and foster a greater understanding of different cultures, perspectives, and experiences.
While our roots are firmly planted in the town of Royal, Arkansas, our impact resonates far beyond its borders. Our curated selection of films spans continents, genres, and languages, offering every viewer a chance to explore the diverse tapestry of global cinema. We spotlight emerging cinematic treasures, our virtual exhibition captures the heart and soul of worldwide filmmaking.
Central to the essence of the Global Film Exhibition is a devoted collective of volunteers and judges, representing a wide spectrum of diversity. This extraordinary ensemble serves as the bedrock of our event, ceaselessly committing its efforts to guarantee its triumph.
I wanted to share a slice of my life with you all. You know, I used to be that guy buzzing around film festivals, making connections left and right. But then, life handed me a new script. Parkinson's and seizure disorder stepped in, adding a challenging twist to my journey. Traveling became a tall order, but hey, I wasn't about to let that dim my passion for cinema.
That's when I decided to create something unique the Global Film Exhibition. It's my brainchild, a virtual film festival that doesn't skimp on quality. It's been an amazing way to keep the spirit of film festivals alive, especially for those of us who face mobility challenges.
Throughout this journey, as a disabled army veteran and now navigating Parkinson's, I've poured my heart into filmmaking. Whether it's directing, producing, or scriptwriting animations, I've dived into it all with gusto. And, oh boy, do I have a thing for B movies! There's something so charming and raw about them, right?
One of my personal projects is "Daisy's Final Goodbye," an animated short film. It's a tribute to my late service dog, Daisy, who I lost to cancer. This film has touched many hearts at various festivals. Then there's "Pershing's Last Patriot," a documentary I helped produce, about the last U.S. WW1 Veteran. You can catch it on platforms like Tubi and Amazon Prime.
In Music, I've co-created a couple of tracks, including the soulful country song "Amanda & Steve," beautifully sung by Lisa Graham. And "Whirlwind Mind," an emotional rollercoaster of a song, performed by the talented Alessandro Salvia.
The Global Film Exhibition isn't just an event; it's a community, a family of film enthusiasts and creators. It's a reminder of how powerful and beautiful our stories are. So, to all my fellow filmmakers, let's continue to paint the world with our cinematic colors.
Looking forward to more films, more music, and more shared stories.
Best Reels & Tunes,
Steve Long 🎬🍿🎥🎵 Bringing Stories to Life, One Frame at a Time