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Under the Valley is a film festival born and raised in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. Our goal is to highlight independent film artists, whether aspiring professional, determined student, or casual camera-toting adventurist. We have different length categories and a variety of prizes. Our goal is for this to be an inclusive artistic space which shapes this region's destiny, which we believe can be great. Education. Empowerment. Enrichment.

Prize money dependent on entries, and will be provided to applicants once submissions close. Our goals:

Narrative Feature: $200
Narrative Short: $125
Documentary: $200
New Experiences: $125

This is a non-profit event. All net earnings will go to a scholarship for a local student film-maker, our goal is to accrue enough for $450.00 each fall and Spring semester.

This is a radically inclusive event. Any opinions which disparage any unprotected and protected class will not be welcome. All viewpoints, other than hate, are invited.

Short Film - Narrative
Any narrative film or video project with a running time of less than 50 minutes, including credits. This includes scripted or improvisational fiction, experimental film or video, animation, music video, or any other short-form film or video project.
Short film - Narrative submissions have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility. Films that have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world are eligible for this category.

Feature Film - Narrative
Any narrative or non-scripted work of fiction with a running time of 50 minutes or more. In order to qualify as Feature Film - Narrative, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, or a fictionalization of actual events. Only films retaining world premiere status are eligible for open submission to this category. Completed films that have been or will have been exhibited theatrically or otherwise made available to the general public, either for free or for purchase, prior to January 30, 2023 are not eligible to submit to this category. This includes, but is not limited to, public theatrical exhibition (festival or otherwise), television broadcast, home video, or any digital platform. Films that were previously invited to but did not participate in other festivals or events (live or digital) are still eligible to submit to this category

New Experiences
Any film or video project with a running time of less than 3 minutes, including credits. This includes scripted or improvisational fiction, nonfiction or documentary, experimental film or video, animation, music video, or any other short-form film or video project. New Experiences submissions have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility. Films that have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world are eligible for this category.

Documentary, Misc
Any documentary film or video project with any running time is applicable. Informative, explanatory, argumentative -- anything will find a home here. Documentary submissions have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility. Films that have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world are eligible for this category.