Ellen Page took home the Breakthrough Actor Award for her role as a pregnant teen in Jason Reitman's Juno, released through Fox Searchlight.
The Breakthrough Director Award went to Craig Zobel for Magnolia Pictures' Great World Of Sound.
Best Ensemble Cast Award was shared by Sidney Lumet's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead and Kasi Lemmons' Talk To Me.
THINKFilm's drama Before The Devil Knows You're Dead stars Albert Finney, Rosemary Harris, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Brian F O'Byrne, Amy Ryan, Michael Shannon and Marisa Tomei.
Focus Features' Talk to Me stars Cedric The Entertainer, Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mike Epps, Vondie Curtis Hall, Taraji P Henson and Martin Sheen.
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Award went to Frownland directed by Ronald Bronstein and produced by Marc Raybin.
As previously announced, tributes were presented to Javier Bardem, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, film critic Roger Ebert, production designer Mark Friedberg, film-maker Mira Nair and IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring.
The awards took place for the first time at Brooklyn's Steiner Studios. For more details visit www.ifp.org.