2023 Script Development FundLIST Where the Rivers Run South
|Project||Where the Rivers Run South|
Suraj Paudel is a prominent writer, director, and editor hailing from Nepal. His remarkable achievements include being a fellow of CHANEL X BIFF Asian Film Academy 2022, where he received a prestigious Most Promising Filmmaker Award. Suraj’s editing work on the short film Lori (Abinash Bikram Shah, 2022) earned it a Special Mention Award at Cannes Film Festival 2022, and he has worked on many acclaimed short films in various positions. Additionally, Suraj contributed as a screenwriter on TV Series Singha Durbar (2015 - 2016).
Currently, Suraj Paudel imparts his expertise as a film educator while diligently preparing for his directorial feature, Where the Rivers Run South. This upcoming film has already gained recognition, being selected for the Global Media Makers LA residency 2023 and receiving support from ACF’s Script Development Fund in 2023. His contributions have significantly enriched Nepali film and have been recognized both nationally and internationally.