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 cycle of the Lao Filmmakers Fund came from Oxfam International, which, as part of its mission, works to provide opportunities that allow for real participation of vulnerable communities in civil society.
The application window is currently closed. Check back for the next application cycle at the beginning of 2019.