"I have the impression I am the oldest man in the room," the 70-year-old Haneke joked in a room filled with young filmmakers.
The ceremony was hosted by Adam Samberg at the awards' usual venue, a tent along the beach in Santa Monica just west of Los Angeles. It is presented by Film Independent, a group of filmmakers, industry professionals and cinema buffs. The show was aired later Saturday on IFC.
Among other winners:
— Best first film: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," from director Stephen Chbosky, who adapted the picture from his novel.
— First screenplay: "Safety Not Guaranteed," Derek Connolly.
— Cinematography: "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Ben Richardson.
— Documentary: "The Invisible War," directed by Kirby Dick.
— John Cassavetes Award for best film made for less than $500,000: "Middle of Nowhere," directed by Ava DuVernay.
AP Movie Writer Christy Lemire contributed to this report.
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