The UK is a country with an abundance of independent film festivals. While London has always been the epicentre of prestige and creativity, there are plenty of other up-and-coming and established indie film festivals well beyond the capital. Here are FD’s picks of the twelve

Women comprised only 18% of all directors, writers, producers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2017. Which is what makes these female-focused film festivals all the more important in supporting and showcasing female talent in the movie industry.