- Official Website
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary, FIRST POSITION, follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, FIRST POSITION paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.
- Running time
- 90 minutes
- Nick Higgins ... Cinematographer, Associate Producer
- Prod. Co.
- Kargman productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- new york san francisco philadelphia Italy naples sicily rome colombia toronto
- Release year
- TIFF 2011 audience award runner up
- WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD DOC NYC 2011, WINNER - JURY PRIZE SF INDIEFEST 2011
- IFC Sundance Selects
- english spanish hebrew
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