November 21, 2017

401 Film Fest to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State Third Annual Festival Will Showcase Over 30 Films

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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.
“I built 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 minimal.”
Attendees 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.
“Big 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 it.”
Theroux was 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 his support.”
While this 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.
To learn more about 401 Film Fest, visit http://www.401filmfest.com or email adam@401filmfest.com.
Big 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 www.bbbsos.org, email mentoring@bbbsos.org or call 401-921-2434, Ext. 101.

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