On 6th September 2016, Kannada movie Thithi was awarded with Best Film Award at the first BRICS Film Festival. BRICS film festival was a five day long festival in which various movies from India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa (BRICS Nations) were screened. Thithi movie is directed by Raam Reddy.
Organised as part of the special events planned in run-up to the BRICS summit to be held in India, the five-day-long festival screened movies from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Produced by Pratap Reddy and Sunmin Park, Thithi has been screened in over 12 prestigious international and national film festivals. Thithi, which earlier won various honours at 68th Locarno International Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, 19th Shanghai International Film Festival and 63rd National Film Awards, is a dramatic comedy about how three generations of sons react to the death of the oldest in their clan, a man named Century Gowda — a locally renowned, highly cantankerous 101-year-old man.
Filmmaker Jianqi Huo from Chinawon the best director award for his film “Xuan Zang”. Russia’s Yulia Peresild received the best actress honour for “The Battle for Sevastopol”. Thabo Rametsi of South Africabagged the best actor’s trophy for his role in “Kalushi, The story of Solomon Mahlangu”. “Songs of the Phoenix” from Chinaand “14+” from Russiawere felicitated with special mention certificate. Brazil’s Phillipe Barcinski got the special jury award for “Between Valleys”.