Sounds like you should check out the kino movement! I felt lonely and lost too and I'm so glad I started going to kino kabarets. they are a cross between a festival and a workshop. they are non competitive and free (well you generally pay around 30 to 50 euros for a week/10 days and they provide accommodation and generally food). every kabaret is generally made up of 2 or 3 sessions from 24 to 72 hours. filmmakers from around the wortd pitch they're projects, teams are formed, you go out and shoot your film, come back, edit and show it. it's a great way of meeting like-minded people, learn tons and just do! you can decide to be a director in one session, boom in the next and act in the following, it's entirely up to you. here are some links http://kinoberlino.tumblr.com/kinokalender
if you need more info just drop me a line and i'll be glad to help.