Lao Filmmakers Fund
Founded and operated by the Luang Prabang Film Festival, the Lao Filmmakers Fund is the country’s first and only regular granting system specifically for making film. The Fund is publicly generated, and allows Lao filmmakers to apply for small grants to help make their film projects possible.
Grants are currently available once per year, and successful projects are chosen by the Luang Prabang Film Festival’s Board of Directors, based on the merits of the project, as well as an organized and feasible budget and plan for execution.
Support for the 2016, 2018, and 2019 cycles of the Lao Filmmakers Fund come from Oxfam International, which, as part of its mission, works to provide opportunities that allow for real participation of vulnerable communities in civil society.
For the 2018 year, the maximum grant request was $15,000 USD (roughly 125,000,000.00 kip), though that does not guarantee that any one project will be given this amount. The number of grants will depend on amount of funding requested and awarded.
How to Apply
The application window is currently closed. Check back for the next application cycle in mid-2019.