Bess Kargman’s documentary premiered last month in Toronto and follows the fortunes of six aspiring ballet dancers competing in the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix.

“This is a touching and inspirational documentary with great suspense that will keep audience riveted,” Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring said.

Sundance Selects/IFC Films svp of acquisitions and productions Arianna Bocco, svp of business and legal affairs Betsy Rodgers brokered the deal with Josh Braun at Submarine on behalf of the filmmaker with counsel from Marc H Simon at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard.

The film also closed a six-figure deal with Hopscotch for distribution in Australia and New Zealand.