“Free The Bid is not just a mission, it’s become a contagious movement powered by fearless, selfless females who refuse to accept anything less than what they deserve: equal opportunity."
"It's an absolute honor to be included in this community with my filmmaking sisters...If we want more diversity and inclusion in our society, we must prioritize and promote diversity in media. Period. End of Sentence."
"Free The Bid got me my first job in the US! A producer found me through the site."
"Discovering this platform opened up every fold of my heart when I saw just how much visual magic is out there, a perspective like no other, a far cry from the cookie cutter male gaze we’ve been conditioned into consuming as visual culture. To know and find one’s tribe is always comforting. I’m beyond excited and humbled to have found mine."
"I appreciate Free The Work's mission in promoting filmmakers from multiple genders, races and sexual orientations. It makes me really hopeful to think we, as a community, will create a world that the future generations will thank us for."
"Free The Bid isn't just a place to make it easier for companies to find female filmmakers, it's a place that surrounds you with incredibly talented women who are a wealth of knowledge, resources, and inspiration."
"Being included on the Free The Bid has also been a great resource to push diversity on my own crew."
"Free The Bid is the most important step that has been made in my career as a director."
"I just completed a job with Chiat Day and Nissan. They found me totally through Free The Bid!"
“Free The Bid“ comes to Germany just at the right time. It not only serves as an enabler for women directors, but also as an indispensable tool for industry professionals, brands and agencies."
"As a queer-identified female director, I know in my bones what it means that only 4% of feature film directing jobs go to women...Free The Work!"
"I got a call today for a Disney project from someone who found me on Free The Bid, so yay!!"
"Last month, I got the chance to be in a bid for a Coca Cola US commercial with Wieden+Kennedy. Luckily enough, the odds were in my favor and I won the bid. Without Free The Bid it would have possibly taken me much longer to reach to that point in my career."
"I love it. Just reading about it gave me the chills. It's exciting. It’s necessary."
"It's been almost a year since you welcomed me into the family and thanks to you I received multiple pitching offers and even signed a representation in France."
"No one can look at those reels and say that female directors do not exist, don’t have the experience or decent work. It’s time.”
"Free The Bid’s mission of inclusion and awareness of female and non-binary directors is the an essential part in changing the culture of film."
"Free The Work’s mission of inclusion and awareness of female and non-binary directors is the an essential part in changing the culture of film...It’s incredibly inspiring to see an organization like Free the Bid making changes industry-wide."
"Our stories are important and need to be seen. Free The Work is an incredible catalyst in getting our stories made and then seen by the world."
"Thanks to Free the Bid, I just finished directing a big campaign for Google/YouTube in NYC last month. The agency found me on Free the Bid and that's how I was awarded the job."
"Today I got the news that I can pitch on a J&B spot thanks to you guys and your efforts."
"Free the Bid’s mission matters because I believe that as long as we narrowly dictate who the storytellers are, a much larger message remains: some stories are worth being told and some aren't."
"Free The Bid is honestly the most incredible movement I’ve seen in our industry since I became part of it...See US, hear US, we ARE here."
"In less than 24 hours of my profile being posted, I received an email from an executive producer at Disney and filmmakers in Minneapolis for a feature documentary."
"If one woman’s career is helped as a result of this initiative, then it is a powerful step in the right direction and a place for us to begin deeper, meaningful conversations about inequality in advertising overall.”