Around 44,000 people attended this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, up 10% on 2012, organisers have said.

The festival, in its 67th year, ran for 12 days in June and screened 146 films including 14 world premieres.

Stars such as Karen Gillan, Brian Cox and former tennis player Billie Jean King attended the festival.

Leviathan, directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, won the Michael Powell Award for best British film.

A documentary about the Piper Alpha disaster, Fire In The Night, received the Audience Award. It combines archive footage, audio recordings and interviews with some of the survivors, some of whom appear on camera for the first time.

Independent cinema Dominion joined the venue list this year with regulars such as Filmhouse, Festival Theatre and Traverse Theatre.

Festival chief executive Ken Hay said: "We are delighted with how audiences have engaged with this year's festival. As well as the increase in the number of admissions, there have been unprecedented levels of online interaction across multiple digital platforms.

"Our planning for the 68th EIFF in 2014 is well under way. Chris Fujiwara (artistic director) and his team have already started to construct another programme that will offer hidden gems, discoveries and films to challenge and dare our growing audience."

This year's festival opened on June 19 with Breathe In, starring Guy Pearce, and closed on Sunday with the Glasgow-based romantic comedy Not Another Happy Ending starring former Doctor Who actor Gillan.