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.