• 2020 Film Camps

    We've included a YouTube Stars and a Photography camp to our Short Film and Water Texas Films camp. All films are screened on the big screen at our annual Youth Vision Film Festival.

  • Careers

    Join our team and help us develop 21st Century Skills (creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration) for our young artists.

  • Internships

    If you're a college student seeking real work experience in Communication/(s), Film , and Education LearnThink Media is the perfect place for you. Click on the heading to find out more about our internship opportunities.

  • Volunteers

    LearnThink Media is a new start-up non-profit organization. Help us grow so that we can reach a larger audience in our community. Ask how you can help today!

Mission Statement

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

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Laredo's leading independent film non-profit organization

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

Thanks to our partnership with Laredo Housing Authority, 24% of our 2019 summer film camp kids were from disadvantaged communities and 10% of students had disabilities such as Autism and ADHD.

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LearnThink Media was designed to advance the City of Laredo's Viva Laredo Comprehensive Master plan by educating artists in arts and culture, specifically filmmaking. Help us grow and make a difference in your community.

Internship Opportunities

Are you a college student and looking for an internship? LearnThink Media can provide you with the work experience...

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer hours can be fulfilled. For Camp Facilitator position, please submit a cover letter...

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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

Juan 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.