Hot Docs has closed on a high note with record-breaking attendance.

Toronto’s  11-day festival, North America’s largest devoted to all things documentary, marked its 20th anniversary with 180,000 people attending 418 public screenings, up from a previous record of 165,000 people last year.

Chosen by ballots, the Audience Award winner was Muscle Shoals, by Greg Camalier – a look at  the soul, rock and R&B musical motherlode mined in the legendary Alabama sound studios.

The Top 10 audience favourites at Hot Docs 2013

1. Muscle Shoals

2. Blood Brother

3. A Whole Lott More

4. The Punk Singer

5. Last Woman Standing

6. Spring & Arnaud

7. This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

8. Menstrual Man

9. The Crash Reel

10. The Ghosts in Our Machine

Michael Kramer

About Michael Kramer

Michael is the afternoon news anchor on the New Classical 96.3FM and hosts the program Zero to 1800.