Documentary festival hits record attendance

Documentary film is more popular than ever — at least judging by the record-high attendance at this year’s Toronto-based Hot Docs festival.

According to a press release, an estimated 151,000 people attended the 11 day event, which featured 360 public screenings of 199 films on 16 screens across Toronto. Official film selections were chosen from 2,146 submitted films. Only one Canadian film, however, made it on the top 10 audience favourite list: Eco Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson.