CPH:DOX has broken its own audience record for the 12th consecutive year.

This year’s tally was 83,900 visitors, up 20% from 70,100 last year. Of those, 3,586 were online views.

There were 1,356 delegate industry visitors.

Tine Fischer, festival director at CPH:DOX, said: “CPH:DOX has both audience- and industry-wise experienced an outstanding year. We are extremely happy, but hands down the most important thing that has happened this year without comparison, is that the festival has really taken the documentary into an active social and political space with its new project Megatrends. The project is not limited to journalistic criticism and analysis, but puts more focus on how we can get an active dialogue going on some of the most important global issues and challenges. The interaction, innovation and strengthening of an active democratic dialogue have been the objectives and we think it has had a flying start. The project is intended as a recurring initiative and we are looking forward to developing it further.”

Top 10 most seen films at CPH:DOX 2014

1. ‘Citizenfour’ by Laura Poitras [pictured]

2. ‘1989’ by Anders Østergaard & Erzsebet Racz

3. ‘Genetic Me’ by Pernille Rose Grønkjær

4. ‘The Man Who Saved The World’ by Peter Anthony

5. ‘Nas: Time is Illmatic’ by One9

6. ‘In the Basement’ by Ulrich Seidl

7. ‘Dior and I’ by Frederic Tcheng

8. ‘The Salt of the Earth’ by Wim Wenders

9. ‘Inequality for all’ by Jacob Kornbluth

10. ‘Good Girl’ by Solveig Melkeraaen

2003: 11.706