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First Position

Directed by Bess Kargman
94 min / 2011 / USA / English - French - Hebrew - Spanish / Documentary
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Follow six young dancers over the course of a year as they train for and compete in one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions- five minutes on stage could change their lives forever.

Crew

Director: Bess Kargman
Cinematographer: Nick Higgins
Editor: Kate Amend, Bess Kargman
Music: Chris Hajian
Sound: Eric Thomas

Awards

Winner, Documentary Prize - Baja International Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award - Castellinaria Film Festival
Runner Up, Audience Award Best Documentary - Toronto International Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award - Doc NYC
Winner, Jury Prize for Best Film - San Francisco Doc Festival
Winner, Audience Award - Dallas International Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award, Best New Director - Portland International Film Festival

Festivals

Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival
Castellinaria Film Festival
Baja International Film Festival
Norrköping International Film Festival
Helsinki International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Boston Film Festival
San Francisco Doc Festival
Philadelphia International Film Festival
DOC NYC
Goteborg International Film festival
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Panama International Film Festival
Doc Aviv - Tel Aviv Documentary Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Hong Kong International Children's Film Carnival
Dallas International Film Festival
Portland International Film Festival
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