Boise State filmmaker and senior Saandra Steinfelt is among 150 students from across the nation who will participate in an internship program at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
As part of the American Pavilion Worldwide Student program, Steinfelt will have an opportunity to participate in round table discussions with actors, producers and directors. She will also assist film-goers and others who are in Cannes for the annual international event.
Steinfelt plans to show a short of the documentary she is working on, “We Can Change The World,” at the Cannes Short Film Corner. The film focuses on the Idaho students who met the Dalai Lama during his visit to Sun Valley in 2005. She followed the students, documenting how the visit affected their lives and how they decided to practice acts of compassion.
Along with learning about the film industry, Steinfelt said she also hopes to make contacts in Cannes that will lead to funding and distribution of a feature length version of her film.
Steinfelt is an honors student and a member of the Golden Key Honor Society who has worked on several films. She is the past president and vice president of the Dead Eight Film and Video Club of Boise.
To watch a trailer of Steinfelt’s short and to learn more about the film, please click here.