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Michael J. Chevalier





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RIIFF 2009 Team

Adam M. K. Short


Adam Short, Producing Director, started as a volunteer with RIIFF in 2003. Over the next few years, in addition to his work on the film festival, he helped to organize a number of Flickers' projects including The Merci Train Exhibit at the Woonsocket Museum of Work and Culture and the Creative Impulse Awards. He created the Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival and the Golden Jasmine Chinese Film Festival. As a grant writer, he has successfully raised over $200,000 to fund various educational and artistic programs. Prior to his involvement with RIIFF, he was an editor / publisher/writer of a technology newsletter, a layout artist for the Armenian Historical Society, a public middle school English teacher, an adult ESL instructor, and an Information Architect- though not necessarily all at the same time. He holds a BA in Literature from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He is now working on his MBA at Bryant University in North Smithfield, RI.


Adam married Alyssa Holland in September 2007.



• Read the Providence Journal Profile on Adam


• Read an editorial on RI Film Production written with George T. Marshall (2008)


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Summer 2009:

RIIFF Producing Director - ADAM SHORT, Honored by the Providence Business News

RIIFF sincerely congratulates Adam Short, Producing Director of the acclaimed festival - for having been selected as one of Providence Business News' "40 Under 40." The 5th annual ceremony will recognize young members of the state's business and nonprofit communities for career success, community involvement, and a commitment to making a difference. This year's list was chosen from a record number of applications. The awards ceremony will be held on July 30th at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. Adam started as a volunteer with RIIFF in 2003. As Producing Director he has created the Roving Eye Documentary Film Festival, the Golden Jasmine Chinese Film Festival, CineOLE Spanish Film Series, and the Technology Forum. He is currently pursuing an MBA from Bryant University.