The path to becoming a director could go in two ways: you could direct a film on your own and if you get lucky and win lots of recognition, then you ultimately make it to the next round. To tell you honestly, it’s much easier to do today than how it was 20-30 years ago. With digital cameras of high-quality, you can create a film that is of top quality.
If you’re not too good with the technical aspects of directing just yet, you could go through film school and thereafter become a director’s apprentice. But before you get your crack in making a good film, you have to learn the ropes to almost anything.
The path to your film career is entirely up to you. Check this infographic for a better reference.