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Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are excited to announce that we will soon be submitting “It’s a Fabulous World” to several film festivals.
We hope to be able to announce the film’s debut soon. Our goal is to enter the film in forty festivals over the next year, but to do so, and to provide the exposure that our fabulous ballroom industry deserves, we need money:

$6,000.00 to be exact. These funds will cover festival entry fees and music rights. Any additional funds that we are able to raise will be used to promote the film. We appreciate the support of all our donors and hope that you will consider giving today. Any amount helps. Thank you so very much.
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Festivals to which we will be submitting the film:

  1. Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    11 Years
    May 15-16 2019
  2. Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
    New York, New York, United States
    16 Years
    May 16-18 2019
  3. Atlanta Underground Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    16 Years
    August 15-18 2019
  4. Mosaic World Film Festival
    United States
    12 Years
    August 23-25
  5. DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival
    St. George, UT, United States
    9 Years
    September 3-7
  6. Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, TX, United States
    8 Years
    September 3-7 2019
  7. Camden International Film Festival
    Camden, ME, United States
    15 Years
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    September 12-15 2019
  8. Coney Island Film Festival
    Top 100 Best Reviewed
    Brooklyn, NY, United States
    19 Years
    September 13-15
  9. Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    9 Years
    September 23-28
  10. Raindance
    19 Lower Regent St London SW1Y 4LR United Kingdom
    27 Years
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    BAFTA Qualifying
    September 18-29 2019
  11. BendFilm Festival
    Bend, Oregon, United States
    16 Years
    October 10-13
  12. Hamptons International Film Festival
    East Hampton, NY, United States
    27 Years
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    October 10-14
  13. Portland Film Festival
    Portland, OR, United States
    7 Years
    October 14-20
  14. DOC LA. Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    5 Years
    October 16-20 2019
  15. New Orleans Film Festival
    New Orleans, LA, United States
    30 Years
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    October 16-24
  16. Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
    Hot Springs National Park, AR, United States
    28 Years
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    October 18-26 2019
  17. Arpa International Film Festival (Arpa IFF)
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    22 Years
    October 25-27
  18. San Francisco Dance Film Festival
    San Francisco, CA, United States
    10 Years
    November 1-10
  19. Atlanta Docufest
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    14 Years
    November 7-10
  20. DOC NYC
    New York, NY, United States
    10 Years
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    November 7-14
  21. American Documentary And Animation Film Festival and Film Fund
    Palm Springs, CA, United States
    9 Years
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    March 27-31 2020
  22. AFI FEST
    33 Years Running
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    17 Years Running
    Los Angeles, California, US
  24. London International Screen Dance Festival
    London, England, United Kingdom
  25. Nashville Film Festival
    50 Years Running
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    Top 100 Best Reviewed
    Nashville, Tennessee, US
    48 Years Running
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    Montréal, Québec, Canada
  27. Calgary International Film Festival
    20 Years Running
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    Calgary, AB, Canada
  28. Vancouver International Film Festival
    38 Years Running
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  29. Denver Film Festival
    42 Years Running
  30. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
    Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  31. Stockholm Film Festival
    30 Years Running
    Bafta Cymru Qualifying
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Vienna, Austria
  33. Edmonton International Film Festival
    33 Years Running
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada
  34. Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
    7 Years Running
    Top 100 Best Reviewed
    Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  35. Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival
    3 Years Running
    Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
    4 Years Running
    Moscow, Russian Federation
  37. Cork Film Festival
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    BAFTA Qualifying
    European Film Award Qualifying
    Castle Chambers, Cork, Co. Cork Ireland
  38. Chicago International Film Festival
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    BAFTA Qualifying
    Chicago, IL, US
  39. Leeds International Film Festival
    33 Years Running
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    BAFTA Qualifying
    Leeds Town Hall, England UK
  40. Austin Film Festival
    26 Years Running
    Academy Award ® Qualifying
    Top 100 Best Reviewed
    Austin, Texas, US


Promotion agency (Promotion, strategy, control, managing) fee: $25/submission ($ 1000)

“It’s a Fabulous World” is a quirky and affecting documentary film about the business of ballroom dancing in the United States.

After two years of work, the film premiered, December 8, 2018, at the Saturday evening session of the Holiday Dance Classic Dancesport Competition in Las Vegas. The showing was made possible through the generous support of the Holiday Dance Classic organizers.

The idea for the film originated with a Russian filmmaker, Eldar Asanov, who, while on a trip to study in the United States, befriended two professional ballroom dancers, Yakiv Myronyuk and Vitaly Novikov. Yakiv and Vitaly were working as teaching pros and introduced Eldar to the obscure world of Pro/Am Dancesport – a sport which gets little media attention despite the broad popular appeal of TV shows such as “Dancing with the Stars”. Few people know that every weekend, at approximately ninety-six venues nationwide, amateur dancers and their professional partners compete in every ballroom genre from waltz to cha cha cha. Eldar casts his lens on this world and gives us a peek inside the business of ballroom dancing. Yakiv and Vitaly took Eldar on a journey through the pro/am dancesport circuit, beginning with a Halloween themed event in Connecticut. As they became engrossed with his subjects and the denizens of the sport, they simultaneously had to grapple with the challenges of raising the money needed to fund their new ambition – to make, in their words, the “first” documentary focused on the ballroom industry.

In the film, Eldar, Yakiv and Vitaly transport us through a universe populated by dancing lawyers, brokers, TV personalities and even Arnold Schwarzenegger! The three traveling companions and co-producers encounter some of the biggest legends in the business who freely provide advice and encouragement to the documentarians. Despite the project’s popularity in the ballroom community, funding remained scarce. There were some anxious moments after a crowdfunding effort failed. Yakiv is forced to sell most of his earthly possessions in order to keep producing the film. As a world champion dancer alluded to the challenges of pursuing an art form, “There will be interesting moments, ups and downs and that is the beauty of it. It is never just perfect…”. And those challenges remain.

Eldar and his co-producers are reaching out to the broader public in an effort to cover the costs associated with the project such as obtaining the rights to use copyrighted music in their film. But their goal remains the same: to give everyone the opportunity to watch this absorbing film about the fabulous world of ballroom dance.