Support LearnThink Media

  • Invite Mayor & City Council to YVFF

    Supporters & Parents of LearnThink Media Camp Kids: We cordially invite you to attend City Council, Monday September 16 @ 5:30 p.m. Click for more information.

  • Inaugural Youth Vision Film Festival

    All short films created during our 2019 summer film camps will be premiered at our inaugural Youth Vision Film Festival hosted at Alamo Drafthouse September 21. Buy your tickets now.

  • Youth Vision Film Festival Tickets

    Join us in celebrating LearnThink Media Summer Camp Kids' short films at Alamo Drafthouse September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Purchase tickets here!

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    LearnThink Media is a newly start-up non-profit organization. We would love your support in helping us grow our mission and goals for our organization. We can't do it without you. Join us!

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 in filmmaking and media arts. Thanks to our partnership with Laredo Housing Authority, 24% of our 2019 summer film camp kids were from inner city communities. 18% of students enrolled in more than one camp and 7% were children with autism.

Support your local non-profit so we can continue to provide quality opportunities for artists of all ages.

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Laredo's leading independent film non-profit organization

We recently ended our 2019 summer film camps for the year. Join us for our Inaugural Youth Vision Film Festival where all the films created by our summer film camp kids will be premiered at Alamo Drafthouse - Laredo, Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Mission

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

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.