Marius Holst has walked off with the main award - the NDR Promotion Prize - for Norwegian drama Dragonflies, at the 44th edition of the Nordic Film Days in the German city of Lübeck.

The NDR Promotion Prize of 12,500 Euro has been awarded annually since 1990 for a feature film of special artistic quality, and the winner is also purchased for NDR television.

Last year's winner Åke Sandgren (Truly Human) was head of the jury this year, and singled out Holst's Dogme-like drama from the tough competition of Finland's The Man Without A Past, Denmark's Open Hearts and Iceland's Falcons. The competition also included films from the Baltic countries.

However, the audience award of Euros2500 went to Aki Kaurismaki's crowdpleaser The Man Without A Past and the Baltic Films Prize to Susanne Bier's Dogme-hit Open Hearts.

Agust Gudmundson's The Seagull's Laughter picked up the Church Film Prize also of Euro2500, while the new Children's Film Prize of the Nordic Film Institutes went to Ulf Malmros' Best In Sweden and the children's jury's award went to the Danish box-office smash My Sister's Kids In The Snow and director Tomas Villum Jensen.