Lone Star Film Festival Film Camp

Frequently Asked Questions


When is the in-person film camp scheduled?

The 2021 LSFF Summer Film Camp is still in the process of being scheduled.  We are planning to host a camp in June of 2021 and will announce dates and locations in the spring.  In the meantime, we are offering an Online LSFF Film Camp during spring break, March 15-20, 2021.


Is the online film camp different from the in-person film camp?

Yes. The major difference is the size of the class (20+ in-person students versus 8 online students per class) and the fact that one is in-person and one is conducted completely online.

Both camps cover film theory, technique, screenwriting, and preparation for producing a short film, with the online film camp able to focus on more detail.  In-person film camp students have the hands-on experience of shooting a short film during camp. 

For the first time, online film camps will have the ability to learn from guest speakers joining the class virtually, adding to the educational experience.                                                                                                                                               

Is an online film camp as good or better than an in-person film camp?

Both camps are incredible opportunities for students interested in film to get professional insight into filmmaking and the work that goes into making a short film.  Our in-person film camp provides students a practical application of the equipment that is used to make a movie.  Online film camp is a more detailed look at the preparation and post-production process that all filmmakers must consider when making a movie.  Both camp experiences are excellent learning tools for making movies.


When is the online film camp scheduled?

Our first online film camp will take place during FWISD's spring break, Monday, March 15, through Saturday, March 20, 2021.  Depending on demand, we will add additional dates for a second or third camp.


Our online film camp experience may be an option in the summer as well.  We have yet to determine if and when that will take place.


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

We recommend high school-age students attending LSFF Film Camp.  Under special circumstances, we have admitted students that were in 8th grade.


How much does it cost to attend LSFF Film Camp?

Tuition for the 2021 LSFF Online Film Camp is discounted to $80 this Spring.  Registration closes 12 hours prior to the film camp opening.

Our in-person LSFF Summer Film Camp is priced between $300-$425.  Registration will open in late spring.

Are there financial aid opportunities? 

Yes.  The Lone Star Film Society believes that film education and our Film Camp experience should be available to every student regardless of race, gender, or financial status.  Students that seek financial support to attend the 2021 Online LSFF Film Camp would need to Apply Online before March 1, 2021. 


Our review board will consider new 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.

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 is received no later than March 1, 2021.  After this date, all camp purchases are non-refundable. 

How many students attend LSFF Film Camp?

Our in-person film camp can host between 15-30 students.  Online LSFF Film Camp is capped at 8 students per camp.

How many hours a day does a student attend LSFF Film Camp?

Our in-person film camp runs 5 days with each day consisting of six hours each day. 


Online LSFF Film Camp is six days consisting of two 1-hour virtual sessions + individual assignments and supplemental video content.

How does the online film camp work?

Once a student is registered, an email confirmation will be sent.  Each student or the student's parent will need an active email to receive updates throughout our online film camp.  The student will need access to a computer with internet + video or be able to use a parent's computer to be able to join in the live sessions which take place each day at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm CDT.  Each live session will last approximately one hour.


On Sunday, March 14th, an email will be sent via Google Classroom asking the participant to join.  This site (Google Classroom) will host all of the live-session links, supplemental videos, forms, surveys, topics, and schedule for the week.

What happens if my son or daughter has to miss a live session?

Unfortunately, live sessions will not be recorded for re-watching and any session missed will not be replicated because of an absence.  All of the supplemental videos and information pertaining to that specific session will be available to the student who was unable to attend.

How will in-person film camps be affected by Covid-19?

That is still to be determined.  All of our 2020 in-person film camps were canceled.  With ample amount of time to prepare in 2021, the Lone Star Film Society and our film camp host partner will abide by all Federal, State, and City safety requirements and will plan to either host smaller camps, hybrid camps, or online-only film camps. 

I have additional questions, who can I contact?

Our Executive Director, Chad Mathews, is available to answer additional questions by email at chad@lonestarfilmsociety.com.

Johnny Langdon Film Education Initiative


Provides film education programs for adults as well as high-school-age students interested in the art of cinema. 


Programs have included weekend workshops in screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, film theory, and various film camp experiences for students looking to pursue a career in film.

The Lone Star Film Society, INC. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Fort Worth, Texas.