Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Søndberg's Max Manus, cashed in on five out of its nine nominations for the Kanon Awards the Norwegian film industry's annual prizes.

The World War II epic's wins included best producer, won by John M Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo; Thomas Nordseth-Tiller's win for best script; and best actress for Agnes Kittelsen.

Meanwhile Stian Kristiansen's feature debut, The Man Who Loved Yngve (Mannen Som Elsket Yngve), which was nominated in six categories, took three awards, including best director.

Also considered for six awards, Erik Poppe's Troubled Water (De Usynlige) left with one, best actor for Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen's performance.

The annual award ceremony took place during the Kosmorama-Trondheim International Film Festival.

The festival kicked off on March 5 with Swedish director Lukas Moodysson's Berlinale contender, Mammoth and will screen 90 features before its March 10 wrap.

Festival highlights include Palestinian director Najwa al Najjar's Pomegranates And Myrrh (Al Mor Wa Al Rumman), with actors Yasmine Elmasri and Ashraf Farah attending.