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95 Ratings

First Position

Directed by Bess Kargman
United States, 2011
Documentary, Comedy, Drama


In the competitive world of classical dance, practice, discipline and perfection are paramount. First Position is a documentary that follows six young dancers as they compete for awards and elite scholarships at one of the most prestigious children’s ballet competitions.

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First Position
Directed by Bess Kargman

Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2011 | 2nd place: Documentary (People's Choice Award)

2011 | TIFF Kids

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2012 | New Perspectives

Vancouver International Film Festival

2011 | Arts and Letters

Göteborg Film Festival

2012 | Kritikerveckan

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