• Short Film

    Register for our last summer film camp of the year July 15-19. Jack Pattillo, YouTube personality and Internet Star of Rooster Teeth joins us for production July 18 & 19.

  • Stop Motion Animation

    Create your own short film using techniques such as claymation, cutout animation, object animation, or still animation.

  • Water Texas Film Festival Camp

    Learn the importance of water and tell your story through a short film. All films created in this camp will be submitted to Water Texas Film Festival for a chance to win cash prizes.

  • Events

    All short films created at our summer filmmaking camps will be premiered at our inaugural Youth Vision Film Festival hosted at Alamo Drafthouse on September 21. Tickets are $12/person. Check back for updates.

Welcome to LearnThink Media

LearnThink Media was designed to advance the City of Laredo's comprehensive plan by enriching students through education in arts and culture, specifically through filmmaking and media arts.

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Laredo's leading independent film non-profit organization

Our 2019 summer filmmaking camps are open for students ages 8 - 17. Short Film, Stop Motion Animation, & Water Texas Film Festival Camp. Don't wait, register now!

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Why Choose Us

Our mission is to elevate, inspire, and educate artists to become active in shaping the way our community sees independent film, media arts, and technology as valuable careers; and to celebrate their work through exhibits, screenings, and festivals to create a deeper appreciation of the various art forms in our community.

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Meet the Team

Roxanne Peña Founder/President

Roxanne has 15 years combined experience related to Audio/Video Production & Film Entertainment with five years experience teaching in after school programs, the public education system, and abroad in South Korea. She received an A.A. in Radio, Television, & Film, graduated summa cum laude from St. Edward’s University with a B.A. in Communication, and holds an M.A. in Education from Texas State University. She interned as a Casting Director Assistant for 5 months in which she managed a portfolio of projects from concept to sizzle. She spent two years working on reality TV shows as a Production Assistant on shows like Tiny House Nation and He Shed, She Shed and owns Lot 31 Films, a video production since 2015. Roxanne has co-coordinated several student film festivals such as SXSW Make a Film in a Day, Lights, Camera Chutzpah! Workshop, and VMT’s Media and Film Festival. Roxanne signed an agreement with 48 Hour Film Project as City Producer to bring the film festival to Laredo in 2020.

Cristina Mendoza Vice-President

Cristina graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. She began her teaching career in science at LJ Cristen Middle School for 4 years and transferred to Trautman Middle where she taught for six years until she took a sabbatical to raise her three children Connor, Cooper, and Lillian. This year marks Cristina’s second year teaching STEM at United Middle School. Additionally, Cristina is the Founder of Living Laredo which was created due to the simple fact that it was difficult to find low cost or free events around Laredo, Texas. Her simple website grew into a popular social media platform on Facebook with over 14,000 active users and in 2018 she was nominated as Small Business Development’s Small Business Media Advocate of the Year for all of south Texas. Cristina received a certificate of commendation from Senator Ted Cruz and a congratulatory certificate from Senator Judith Zaffirini as well.

Juan Paez Secretary/ Producer

3Juan has 5 years of experience as a videographer, photographer, and video editor for various local production companies.

He graduated with an A.A. in Drafting and Design from Laredo College in Laredo, Texas. His dream is to work on a feature film production.