Norwegian director Jens Lien's The Bothersome Man added four prizes to its string of 20 national and international kudos, when the Norwegian film industry handed out the Canon awards at the the Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival, which ended yesterday.

Decided by the business organizations - actors' prizes are voted by the Actors' Union, producers' prizes by the Producers' Association - the Canons went to The Bothersome Man for Best Lead Role (Trond Fausa Aurvag), Best Cinematography (John Christian Rosenlund), Best Original Screenplay (Per Schreiner) and Best Innovative Achievement (designer Are Sjaastad and cinematographer John Christian Rosenlund) for the film's visual universe.

At the same time the film, which last year received three Amandas - the Norwegian national film prizes - received the Black Tulip Award, the main prize at the 23rd Amsterdam International Fantastic Film Festival. Sold to more than 20 countries though Bavaria Film International, The Bothersome Man was last month released in France under the French title of Norway of Life.

Joachim Trier's multi-award-winning Reprise, which was considered for eight Canon honours, cashed in on two of the nominations, including Best Director.

The Kosmorama festival's own awards went to Chinese director Zhang Yang's Getting Home (which gets $16,732/Eu12,298 towards local release) and German director Hans-Christian Schmid's Requiem (the Norwegian Film Institute's equal amount towards Norwegian import).

The Newcomer prize landed with Swedish director Jesper Ganslandt and Memfis Film producer Anna Anthony for Falkenberg Farewell, while the youth jury preferred Danish director Christina Rosendahl's Triple Dare.

Unspooling for the third time, the Kosmorama festival screened more than 100 films from 29 countries, receiving over international 300 guests. Norwegian culture minister Trond Giske attended most of the event.