Kanavu Variyam, a Tamil movie directed by a Chennai-based techie Arun Chidambaram, in the third week of February 2016 was selected for the prestigious Remi Award.

The award will be handed over to Chidambaram during the 49th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, which will be held from 8 April  to 17 April 2016.

The story of Kanavu Variyam revolves around power cuts, which is the most familiar problem faced by people in Tamil Nadu.

The previous recipients of the Remi Award, which is given to independent films and filmmakers, include George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, the Coen Brothers and Ang Lee.