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!
Entering the 401 Film Fest is not onlt a great opportunity for true independent artists to have their work seen but also a chance to win a cash prize. The outsider submission fee helps pay for event expenses (auditorium, projector, permits, prizes), and all money raised after that (yes, 100%) is raised for our charity of choice, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. Best luck!
We will be accepting submissions for the "3rd Annual 401 Film Fest", starting on January 1st, 2017 - July 31, 2017. It is free for Rhode Island, Massachusetts & Connecticut filmmakers to submit to, and a mere $5 for anybody outside of the region.
We are proud to say that in our 2 years up and running, we have raised over $3,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State and brought much needed awareness to our local and international TRULY independent filmmakers.
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
Awards & Prizes
Top Young Filmmaker
Rules & Terms
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. However, 100% of the proceeds goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters so it all goes to an amazing cause.