Why was 2013 so good for documentaries?
19 December 2013 Last updated at 00:10 GMT
This year has witnessed a wave of strong documentaries.
The recent unrest in Egypt, killer whales in captivity, and the struggles of backing vocalists are just a few of the subjects explored in a range of new award winning documentary films which appear to be satisfying both audiences and film critics.
Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.