Lao Filmmakers Fund
ເປີດຮັບສະໝັກ 2021 (ປິດຮັບສະໝັກ)
ກະລຸນາປະຕິບັດຕາມຂໍ້ແນະນຳລະອຽດໃນພາກ “ວິທີສະໝັກ” ຂອງການເປີດຮັບສະໝັກຂອງກອງທຶນນັກສ້າງຮູບເງົາລາວ, ລະອຽດຢູ່ທີ່ນີ້:
ເຈົ້າຈະຕ້ອງໄດ້ອັບໂຫຼດເອກະສານ (.docx ແລະ .xls ຫຼື .pdf ຈະດີສຸດ) ພ້ອມລາຍລະອຽດຂອງຫົວຂໍ້ໂຄງການ, ເລື່ອງຫຍໍ້, ແຜນການກະຈາຍ, ບຸກຄະລາກອນ, ງົບປະມານທີ່ຕ້ອງການ ແລະ ງົບປະມານທີ່ມີຢູ່, ລວມທັງແຜນໂຄງການ ໃນຕອນທ້າຍຂອງການສະໝັກ:
ຜູ້ສະໝັກຕ້ອງສົ່ງງົບປະມານຂອງໂຄງການ ແລະ ແຜນຄາດຄະເນ ໂດຍນຳໃຊ້ໂຄງຮ່າງທີ່ທາງ ບຸນມະໂຫລານຮູບເງົາຫຼວງພະບາງ ໄດ້ສະໜອງໃຫ້:
ຜູ້ສະໝັກຕ້ອງສຳເນົາໂຄງຮ່າງນີ້, ຫຼື ດາວໂຫຼດເປັນໄຟລ໌ .xls ເພື່ອທີ່ຈະໃຊ້ໄດ້.
2021 Call for Submissions (Closed)
Please follow the instructions detailed in the “To Apply” section of the Lao Filmmakers Fund Call for Submissions, found here:
In the application, you will be asked to upload documents (.docx and .xls, or .pdf preferred) detailing your project topic, narrative, distribution plan, personnel, requested budget and current funding, as well as a project timeline:
In addition to their application, applicants will need to submit their project budget and estimated timeline using templates provided by LPFF:
Applicants must make copies of the templates, or download them as .xls files in order to use them.
Below, you can find resources to help with completing your application.
ບຸນມະໂຫລານຮູບເງົາຫຼວງພະບາງ ມີຄວາມຍິນດີປະກາດເປີດຮັບຜູ້ສະໝັກສຳລັບກອງທຶນນັກສ້າງຮູບເງົາລາວ ປີທີ 8. ກອງທຶນນີ້ ໄດ້ຮັບການສະໜັບສະໜຸນຈາກສາທາລະນະຊົນ ແລະ ຊ່ວຍໃຫ້ນັກສ້າງຮູບເງົາລາວ ສະໝັກຂໍທຶນກ້ອນນ້ອຍໜຶ່ງເພື່ອຊ່ວຍໃນໂຄງການຮູບເງົາຂອງຕົນ. ທຶນນີ້ມີໃຫ້ປີລະຄັ້ງ,ໂຄງການທີ່ຈະໄດ້ຮັບທຶນແມ່ນຈະຖືກຄັດເລືອກໂດຍຄະນະບໍລິຫານບຸນມະໂຫລານຮູບເງົາຫຼວງພະບາງ, ໂດຍອີງໃສ່ຄຸນສົມບັດຂອງໂຄງການ ແລະ ແຜນການຈັດຕັ້ງປະຕິບັດ.
ສຳລັບປີ 2021, ງົບປະມານສູງສຸດທີ່ສາມາດຂໍໄດ້ແມ່ນ $10,000 (ປະມານ 100,000,000 ກີບ), ແຕ່ບໍ່ໝາຍ ຄວາມວ່າໂຄງການທີ່ສະເໜີເຂົ້າມາຈະໄດ້ເຕັມຕາມຈຳນວນນີ້ທຸກໂຄງການ. ຈຳນວນໂຄງການທີ່ຈະໄດ້ຮັບຄັດເລືອກ ຈະຂຶ້ນກັບງົບປະມານທີ່ໂຄງການເຫຼົ່ານັ້ນສະເໜີຂໍມາ.
Founded and operated by LPFF, the Lao Filmmakers Fund is the country’s first and only regular grant program for film projects. The Fund is publicly generated, and supports Lao film projects through small grants.
Grants are currently available once a year. LPFF’s Board of Directors selects the winning projects based on their merit, as well as an organized, feasible budget and execution plan.
For the 2021 year, the maximum grant request is $10,000 USD (roughly 100,000,000 kip). This does not guarantee any one project’s receipt of this amount. The number of grants LPFF will award depends on the chosen projects’ required budgets.
Many thanks to Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia Regional Office, and The Asia Foundation for generously contributing to this year’s grant cycle, allowing for the realization of multiple projects.
In Wravong Phrachanh‘s 49 Hours Left, Thananxay dies and discovers the afterlife is not at all what he expects — and that he has a limited window of time to return to his former life to learn what he needs to do in order to move on. Waravong, who is making this animated short film with the Anatomoir team, has won acclaim for other projects from the Vientianale, Lane Xang Shorts, Digicon 6, and the Lao Short Film Awards.
A Khmu-language story by Dorn Bouttasing, “A Boat in the Road” follows Ked, who senses ominous occurrences in her region, as she travels barefoot through local villages in search of the root of the unexpected changes. Dorn received LFF support in 2016 for Let’s Love, which was selected in 2020 for streaming on INDIEflix, a platform dedicated to films about social issues.
Lathsamee Thammavong’s story of virtual relationships in the pandemic era, “The Cyber Love” follows Pani as she discovers the dark side of a social media romance and attempts to escape its consequences. Lathsamee is a student at the National University of Laos and recently won an award for Best Editing for “Calls from the Future” at the Lao Short Film Awards 2021.
“Ghost Stories” is a three-part comedy series produced and directed by Ka Xiong and Simon Cote of Malao Studios. It chronicles Lao friends traveling to the countryside in a colorful tuk-tuk in hopes of finding the ghosts from the Lao folk stories they’ve heard since they were children. An award-winning photographer and cinematographer, Ka received LFF support in 2016 for “Melody of Change.”
In Vongphasith Chanphakeo‘s The Lottery, a group of young friends in Luang Prabang devises a way to garner enough lottery winnings to settle debts and keep a family together. The film is a directorial debut for Vongphasith, who starred in “A long Way Home” by Xaysongkham Inchanthy, and, more recently, Sonepaseuth Phanpila’s 2020 LFF-supported film, Absence of Sound.
Khonesavanh Boulom’s The Luminous tells the story of a foreigner who moves to a small Lao village on behalf of the mining company he works for; there, he discovers love, a passion for traditional Lao boxing, and the unwelcome truth about his employers. Khonsavanh, who also wrote the script for The Luminous, is a photographer and cinematographer who has worked with Lao New Wave Cinema, GPSLAO, Unilever Lao, and Comfort Products in cooperation with Miss Universe Lao 2020.
“The Mine,” a documentary short by Chansamai Phanouvong, will present traditional Katu weaving with raw materials from nature, alongside the folkways and traditional knowledge that sustains lives in harmony with the environment. Chansamai’s most recent project was “BoTen – BoPiad,” produced for the anthology Stories from the Train (2020).
Out of Breath, a project of Ken Pitsapheng and Athidxay (Ding) Bouandaoheuang, is based on a true story, portraying the ‘new normal’ in Luang Prabang, where Sone’s everyday struggles to succeed in the World Heritage city are turned upside down by the pandemic. A longtime volunteer for LPFF, Ken produced “This is the Railroad, Mechanism of Life,” for the anthology Stories from the Train (2020). A co-founder of Lao New Wave Studios, Ding’s latest is the short film “The Trait,” to be released at the end of 2021.
Thavisub Khamphoumee‘s “Pencil Box” reveals the absurdity of a peculiar high-school competition. A founder of Invoker Productions in Vientiane, Thavisub has won various awards for his short films; most recently, “Three Wishes” took the prize for best cinematography at the Lao Short Film Awards 2021.
Khamla Lao‘s “Souvenir from Luang Prabang” explores the impact of tourism — and its prolonged absence during the pandemic — on a traditional foodway, khaipaen, of Northern Laos. Khamla is currently studying mass communication at Souphanouvong University and has undergone training in film and photography at My Library in Luang Prabang, where he currently also teaches photography.
In Soukthavone Thanomenon‘s “The Story of Naa,” a young girl finds herself at the center of a social media firestorm after her actions are misunderstood; in the weeks to follow, she comes to question the impact of charitable giving and the lingering inequity around her. The founder of OK Good Film Maker, Soukthavone started his career as a photographer and has produced and directed several short films and commercial projects.