HOT DOCS MAKES HISTORY

May 06, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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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

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