401 Film Fest is aimed at discovering new, local, independent filmmakers. Our showcases will be accepting films from all over the world, but with at least 50% Rhode Island submission acceptance. The event is completely free to attend, which is no wonder why most of our screenings have reached venue capacity!

We will be accepting submissions for the "6th Annual 401 Film Fest", starting on January 24th, 2020 - July 31, 2020. It is free for Rhode Island, Massachusetts & Connecticut filmmakers to submit to, and a mere $5 for anybody outside of the region.

Thank YOU for supporting 401 Film Fest!

401 Film Fest on Eyewitness News/Street Stories

401 Film Fest Year 2 Promo

401 Film Fest on The Rhode Show CBS 2016

401 Film Fest on The Rhode Show CBS 2015

401 Film Fest Year 1 Promo

**Date of event subject to change. Will confirm by Notification Date.

401 Film Fest has been a smashing success!!! We give our local amateur filmmakers, the people with a camera and a story to tell, a platform for their work to be seen with professionals from all over the world. Check out our facebook for pictures and press!!

We accept all genres and lengths from all over. However, half of the event is dedicated to just local, Rhode Island and New England talent. No Nudity!

All submission fees are non refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Robert Menefee

    Thank you for selecting my documentary “The College FKA Calhoun at Yale University.” It was a great honor to be included.

    May 2021
  • Awesome event, had a great time!

    February 2020
  • What a fun time I had at the 401 Film Fest. Thank you Caley for hosting such a nice event and for selecting my film "The Straight Man" to be a part of it.

    December 2019
  • I'm thankful my film "Victor!!" was selected by the 401 Film Fest. They do a good job promoting the films on their website and social media pages and provide a cool screening venue.

    November 2019
  • Mary C. Ferrara

    Adam was great and chose a great selection of films. It was a nice cozy space and I'm so glad my film Schmoopie was a part of it. And awesome that the proceeds are for such a great cause as the Boys and Girls Club.

    October 2018