A local filmmaker is not local to their region, anymore.
In the physical world, yes. That space is still important.
But a filmmaker - of any stage or age - is local to the entire world because of the Internet.
But that doesn't mean you'll be discovered.
That doesn't mean you're speaking to everyone equally.
It doesn't mean your work will be appreciated by millions.
And it doesn't mean you're changing the world.
It means you've uploaded something on YouTube (or Vimeo).
No... What we need is: