"Folk-Filmmaking" is a fantastic term for the new kind of filmmaking and distribution new technology and the internet have made possible over the past ten to fifteen years. There's a whole, international scene out there, making exciting new films that you should get to know now, if you want to be taken serious as a cinephile tomorrow.
And you're in luck: I have a perfect place to start for you! The "Folk-Filmmaking" playlist by Dan Lotz on YouTube is what I am going through myself at the moment. It's filled to the brim with an incredibly diverse selection of Folk-Films that can be watched on YouTube for free right now.
Watch the films now, thank me later!