What is Kamp Hollywood?

A FULL-DAY, week-long filmmaking summer camp that offers:

  •      Hands-on moviemaking driven by participant creativity 

  •      Real production and acting training by industry veterans 

  •      Professional production equipment used

  • ​     ​A Red Carpet Screening & Graduation Event

  •      Lunches included​​

  •      Early drop-off/Late pick-up for your convenience


It is with sadness and regret The Movie Institute must announce that Kamp Hollywood 2020 is yet another casualty of the Covid 19 pandemic. It was a tough decision, but nothing is more important than the safety and health of our young Indies, so due to Covid 19 infection risk, we will not be able to present Kamp Hollywood during its 20th year. Yes, disbelief and sadness abounds...

As you can imagine, this is a deep disappointment to the kids, to our mentors and staff, and parents as well. And as much as it is a disappointment, it is also a financial hit of the highest magnitude to your nonprofit The Movie Institute. As with many program based nonprofits, we are very much struggling. So, if MI has helped your kids in any way, or if you care about giving kids mentoring and hope for a successful, purpose-driven future, could you see your way to helping MI survive this crisis today? Please consider donating any tax deductible amount here: https://www.movieinstitute.org/donate.


We will be presenting innovative and fun virtual workshops this Fall so that our needed community work will continue. Please look for those coming soon!

Thanks for your continuing support of our work with youth that gets them future and work force ready!

Please help us continue to help them by making a tax deductible donation today!

What goes on at Kamp Hollywood?

Day 1: Learning & Creative Day
         Gear Training, Intro to Acting, Intro to Screenwriting, Brainstorming Ideas

Day 2: Total Creative Development Day
         Stunt Training, Acting & Improv, Idea pitches,

Script Writing, Location Scouting

Day 3: Pre-Production Day
         Auditions, Casting, Script Reading, Rehearsals

Day 4 & 5: Shoot days 

         Two full days of shooting 

2020 Kamp Hollywood Location

Frisco School of Music & Performing Arts

9255 Preston Road

Performing Arts Bldg.

Frisco, TX


2020 Kamp Hollywood Schedule


Monday - Friday 

July 27 to August 1

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Earliest dropoff 8:00 AM; Latest pickup 6:00 PM

Editing Day

Saturday August 2

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


MediaTech Institute

13300 Branch View Ln
Dallas, Texas 75234

Indie directors/plus 1 only - all other indies have the day off

Graduation & Screening

Date & Time:

Monday,  August 3rd

7PM to 9PM


Studio Movie Grill - Spring Valley*

13933 N Central Expy 

Dallas, TX 75243

*Be sure to show support for our location sponsor

by ordering something from their delicious menu during the event


Tuition: $650 

Lunches Included

Full and partial scholarships available. 

Visit our scholarship page to learn more. 

Refund Policy


Thank you to all of our 2019 Kamp Hollywood Sponsors:

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