Norwegian director Stian Kristiansen's debut, The Man Who Loved Yngve, won the NDR-Prize for best feature at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Germany.
The event is the festival circuit's largest showcase for Nordic and Baltic films.
Kristiansen and his lead actors, Rolf Kristian Larsen and Ole Christoffer Ertvag, received the award and a $20,400 (Euros16,000) cheque at Lubeck's City Theatre.
The Audience Prize also went to Norway, to Nils Gaup's The Kautokeino Rebellion, while Danish director Pernille Fischer Christensen landed the Baltic Film Prize for Dancers.
The Interfilm Church Prize was won by Swedish director Jens Jonsson's The King of Ping Pong, and Swedish director Kine Boman's Herdswoman left with the Documentary Prize.
Danish director Natasha Arthy's Fighter was named Best Film for Children and Yong Audiences, while the Children's Jury preferred Norwegian director Arne Lindtner Naess' SOS Summer of Suspense.
Three local productions each received $25,500 (Eu20,000) in the North German Film Prizes section. They included Leander Haussmann's Robert Zimmermann wundert sich uber die Liebe (best feature), Ozgur Yildirim's Chiko (best screenplay) and Beatrix Schwehm's Luise - Eine deutsche Muslima (best documentary).
German director Hark Bohm was honoured with a special achievement award.