The awards were announced over the weekend by the festival's artistic director Shane Danielsen at a ceremony at the city's Point Hotel. The results followed the deliberations of a jury comprising actor John Hurt, writer John Banville, filmmaker Lone Scherfig, director Michael Caton-Jones and singer Chrissie Hynde.
Brothers of the Head, a faux documentary starring Harry and Luke Treadaway as Siamese twins propelled into the music industry, was given the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Film Feature.
The Standard Life Audience Award went to Clerks II, in which Kevin Smith returns to his directorial roots and updates us on the lives of irreverent restaurant workers Randal and Dante.
Jake Clenell's documentary The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief, focusing on a cafe where men are trained to be male escorts, was awarded the Best Documentary Feature Award.
Meanwhile, the Skillset New Directors Award was bestowed upon Paul Andrew Williams for his work on London to Brighton, which chronicles a day in the lives of a prostitute and a young runaway.