The director's low-budget sci-fi movie has won him glowing reviews and a growing trophy haul - and his success continued at the BIFAS ceremony in London as he accepted the Best Debut Director honour.
Jones, who also took the top prizes at Scotland's Edinburgh International Film Festival and Spain's Sitges Film Festival earlier this year (09), was not present as he's currently in Los Angeles to prepare for his next movie.
Elsewhere at the BIFAS prizegiving, Andrea Arnold won the Best Director trophy for Fish Tank, while the film's star Katie Jarvis was named the Most Promising Newcomer.
Carey Mulligan's turn in An Education earned her the Best Actress prize, while Tom Hardy won Best Actor for his performance as Charles Bronson in Bronson.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Sir Michael Caine also received special awards in recognition for their contributions to British film.