Moon’s director Duncan Jones took the prize for Best Debut Director, while the feature itself won Best Independent Film. Sam Rockwell, the only actor in the film, was nominated for Best Actor, but lost out to Tom Hardy for his work in Bronson.
“Thanks everyone! Hoping this bodes well for the BAFTAS! We’ll have to wait and see,” Jones wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday, after the awards ceremony was held at The Brewery in London that evening.
Swedish vampire film Let The Right One In from Tomas Alfredson, an adaptation of the best-selling novel by John Lindquist, also walked away with an award for Best Foreign Film.
The British Independent Film Awards are an annual event, held to celebrate the best in independently funded filmmaking. The jury this year consisted of names such as Idris Elba and Kate Blewlett. Moon also won the gong for best feature film earlier this year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.