The documentary FIRST BALLET POSITION IS YOUR LIFE is a unique insight into the world's biggest competition in ballet - the Youth America Grand Prix. Ballet is their life! 5,000 dancers from around the world. Five minutes on stage. 300 seconds change their lives life forever. The Youth American Grand Prix, one of the largest and most prestigious ballet competitions, means everything to the young dancers. Bess Kargman documents six exceptional young talents as they prepare for this all-important moment. In FIRST POSITION we see how fun becomes a life's dream that is served with ambition, perseverance, and absolute perfection. FIRST POSITION is an addictive and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow who want only one thing: to dance!
Title: First Position
Original Title: First Position
Language versions: English original version; English with German subtitles; German
Length: 95 min
Director: Bess Kargman
Cinematography: Nick Higgins, Scott Beardslee
Editing: Kate Amend, Bess Kargman
Sound: Eric Thomas
Music: Chris Hajian
Featuring: Aran Bell, Gaya Bommer Yemini, Michaela Deprince
Festivals: Toronto IFF
Awards: Doc New York City: Audience Award; San Francisco Docfest: Jury Award
Age Recommendation: 0
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