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When and where is the Lone Star Film Festival Summer Film Camp taking place this year?

The first session will be July 8-19, 2024, and the second session will be July 22 - August 2, 2023.  Both camps will take place on TCU's campus at the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. 

Film camp dates:

Session 1: Monday (July 8), Tuesday (July 9), Wednesday (July 10), Thursday (July 11), Friday (July 12), Monday (July 15), Tuesday (July 16), Wednesday (July 17), Thursday (July 18), Friday (July 19)

Session 2: Monday (July 22), Tuesday (July 23), Wednesday (July 24), Thursday (July 25), Friday (July 26), Monday (July 29), Tuesday (July 30), Wednesday (July 31), Thursday (August 1), Friday (August 2)


What takes place during the summer film camp?

Film camp covers film theory, technique, screenwriting, and preparation for producing a short film. Attendees will have hands-on experience with film equipment that will culminate in completing a short film. This will be a script-to-screen producing experience.  Each film camp session offered will produce a unique short film.


What is the appropriate age for a student to attend LSFF Film Camp?

We recommend that high school-age students attend LSFF Film Camp. 


How much does it cost to attend LSFF Film Camp?

The full rate to attend the LSFF Summer Film Camp is $750.  Early registration discounts dates:

Registration Opens - $375 (before April 1st)

Regular Registration - $400 (before May 20th)

Late Registration - $500 (before July 1st)

Last Call Registration - $750 (between July 1st - July 29)

Are there financial aid opportunities? 

Yes.  The Lone Star Film Society believes that film education and our Summer Film Camp experience should be available to every student regardless of financial status.  Students seeking financial support must apply for aid before June 1, 2024.  APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID HERE

Our review board will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.  Submitting this financial aid application does not guarantee admittance.  Upon acceptance to the program, the applicant will be notified.  Spots are limited, so apply early.

How many participants will be at each film camp?

Each film camp session can have up to 15 participants.  

What training is required of your film camp instructors?

Each film camp instructor has on-set experience that they will be sharing with participants.  Before an instructor can join the Lone Star Film Festival Summer Film Camp, he or she is required to pass a background check and complete a child sexual abuse prevention training course.    

Can my son or daughter sign up for both sessions?

Yes.  You can register your son or daughter for both film sessions.  This will require you to make two purchases. Please know that the film education part of the camp will be a repeat of the first session.  The only difference between the two sessions will be that the second session will have different participants who will be writing, acting, producing, directing, and editing a completely different short film from the first session.

What are the hours each day for Film Camp?

We will have two 5-day weeks, consisting of six-hour days.  9 am - 3 pm with a half-hour lunch break. CHECK OUT THE SUMMER FILM CAMP SCHEDULE HERE

What is the LSFF Film Camp refund policy?

A refund of 100% is offered only with a written notice from the parent or legal guardian of an enrolled student received no later than July 1, 2024.  After July 1st, 2024, all camp purchases are non-refundable. 

I have additional questions. Whom can I contact?

Our Executive Director, Chad Mathews, can answer additional questions by email at

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