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  • 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!

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are sad to announce the indefinite closure of LearnThink Media due to COVID-19. We are proud of every student who had the opportunity to experience arts and culture through our short film, stop motion animation, and most recently our virtual screenplay pilot program.

Our desire is that the Laredo community continue to support arts and culture programs so that all artists have an opportunity to explore pathways focused on 21st Century Skills.

May each and everyone of you remain healthy and safe through this pandemic.

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Laredo's leading independent film non-profit organization

LearnThink Media provides 21st Learning for artists through education in filmmaking, media arts, and technology. The 21st Century Skill they learn, such as innovation, creative collaboration, communication, and problem solving, can be applied to the workforce no matter what career path they choose.

Thanks to our partnership with Laredo Housing Authority, 24% of enrollments in our 2019 summer film camp kids were from affordable housing communities and 11% of students had disabilities such as Autism and ADHD.

Your support will help us to continue our programming and allows us to extend our services to a larger audience.

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Meet the Team

Roxanne Peña Founder/Executive Director

Roxanne Peña has 16+ years combined experience related to Audio/Video Production & Film Entertainment with five years of experience teaching in after school programs, the public education system, and abroad in South Korea. She holds an M.A. in Education from Texas State University at Round Rock, graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Communication from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and received an A.A. in Radio, Television, & Film from Austin Community College.

She interned as a Casting Director Assistant for five 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 “He Shed, She Shed”, “Tiny House Nation”, as well as educational series and owns Lot 31 Films– a video production company. Roxanne has co-coordinated several student film festivals such as South By Southwest’s “Make a Film in a Day,” Austin Jewish Center’s “Lights, Camera Chutzpah!” and Vidal M. Treviño’s 4th & 5th “Media and Film Festival.” In 2019, she founded LearnThink Media and coordinated its inaugural summer film camp and Youth Vision Film Festival.

Roxanne has been selected to serve as Laredo’s City Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project, a world-wide film competition scheduled for July 31st to August 2nd, 2020. The film festival and awards ceremony is scheduled August 15, 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/ Camp 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.