Deepak RAUNIYAR (b. 1978) is a director, screenwriter, and producer. A former critic, he became the first Nepali director to compete at a major international film festival when his debut Highway (...) premiered at the 2012 Berlinale. His second film White Sun, premiered at 2016 Venice Film Festival to rave reviews, and has screened throughout the world (Toronto, Busan, Locarno, Rotterdam), winning awards at the Venice, Singapore and Palm Spring film festivals. The film was Nepal’s official selection for 90th Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film. The New York Times recently described Rauniyar as one of “The 9 New Directors You Need to Watch." He is an alumnus of the Toronto and Berlinale Talent Campuses as well as the Cannes Cinéfondation program and has served a member of the jury at Locarno and Sydney Film Festivals, and Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
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