WEST WARWICK, R.I. (October 20, 2017)—For the
third year, 401 Film Fest will showcase a wide variety of independent
filmmakers, with all proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean
State (BBBSOS). The festival will take place on Saturday, November 25 and
Sunday, November 26 at The Arctic Playhouse in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
Saturday programming will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday
programming from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. While the festival accepts films from
all over the world, at least fifty percent of the official selections are local
filmmakers, based out of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
this festival to celebrate and showcase the local, truly independent
filmmakers,” said Adam Theroux, founder of 401 Film Fest, and video producer
and editor for Rhode Island’s WPRI Channel 12. “The film scene in Rhode Island
is booming, but the opportunities for student filmmakers and hobbyists are
can also enter a $1.00 raffle to win prizes such as Ray Ban sunglasses, a gift
basket of assorted local favorites, and a $500 Cardi’s Furniture gift card.
Brothers Big Sisters changes lives every day, giving positive role models to
children, and improving the lives of their entire family as they see their
child overcoming personal obstacles,” said Theroux, who has been a volunteer
mentor for BBBSOS since 2014. “I’m the youngest sibling in my family, and it’s
an incredible feeling to finally become an older, wiser influence—nothing beats
named Big Brother of the Year for BBBSOS’s community-based programs in 2016.
“Adam is not only a fun and dedicated ‘Big Brother’ to CJ, he’s also a true
advocate of mentoring, a philanthropist, and an extension of our BBBSOS team,”
said Katje Afonseca, BBBSOS Executive Director. “We are incredibly grateful for
is an all-ages film festival, parental guidance is advised, as no films have
received official ratings from the Motion Picture Association of America. No
films will include nudity.
Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is Rhode
Island’s leading mentoring organization and has been serving boys and girls in
Rhode Island for over 51 years. The mission of BBBSOS is to provide Rhode
Island youth with mentors who will motivate and empower them to make positive
decisions, improve academic results, avoid risky behaviors, and grow in a way
that will positively impact our community.
To learn more about BBBSOS and the role that mentoring plays in our
community, visit , email or
call 401-921-2434, Ext. 101.