Do you know about Free The Bid? If you don't, you should! It's a nonprofit venture, started in 2016 by award-winning Israeli director Alma Har'el, that successfully pushed the world's biggest ad agencies to hire more female directors.
Now in its 16th year, and with space for over 100 indie films the London INternational Film Festival (LIFF) is Europe's leading film festival dedicated to low and no-budget filmmaking. Time Out magazine called LIFF a "treasure trove of undiscovered cinematic gems, one of Europe's top indie film fests", and there are loads of awards up for grabs.