Three days of premieres, panels and parties.  
Enjoy a weekend by the water in historic Greenport Village celebrating independent storytelling & emerging TV talent.


The North Fork TV Festival is a three day celebration of independent scripted television. Centered in the historic Greenport Theater, this year's festival runs from Thursday, Sept 7th through Saturday, Sept 9th, 2017. Join us for screenings of some truly unique and deeply personal stories, not yet available to the general public. Sit in on one of our panels featuring actors, emerging creators and established industry professionals. Be entertained, ask questions, vote for your favorite show, and treat yourself to an amazing dining experience with an incredible assortment of beer, wine and local dishes.  The North Fork TV Festival proudly supports the East End Seaport Museum and its ongoing efforts to conserve the maritime history of the East End.   

Seth + Jerry 

Creative Vision

Jerry Foley serves as the Festival’s Artistic Director. Foley has 9 DGA Award nominations and 21 Emmy nominations—a record for a single person working on a variety series as the former Director and Producer of The Late Show with David Letterman.

Seth Unger serves as the Festival's Producer. A 3rd Generation Event Producer, Seth runs The Food Film Festival. Seth lives on a small farm with his wife and twins, who join him on endless Ramen and Doughnut crawls.


2016 Festival Highlights

Pictured Here Includes: 
Noah Doyle - Festival Founder
Jerry Foley - Creative Director
Mircea Monroe - Actors Panel
Ian Kahn - Actors Panel  
Scott Cohen - Actors Panel
Bill Persky - Honorary Festival Chairman
Randi Kleiner - SeriesFest Founder Photos Credit: Monique Singh-Roy


2017 Festival Schedule

Details for 2018 will be updated once available. 


7:00 PM

World Premiere - "Greenport"
Q&A with Tony Spiridakis, Shannon Goldman, Robert Hancock and Dimitri Spiridakis moderated by Ted Griffin hosted by Cat Greenleaf
Greenport Theatre


7:00 PM

Screening + Program
New York Premiere - "Shoot Me Nicely"
Q&A Elias Plagianos, Jackie Martling, + Josh Burrow moderated by Cat Greenleaf
Presentation of Canopy Award to Chris Noth by Christopher McDonald
Greenport Theatre

9:00 PM

Oyster Season Kick-Off Party
Castello di Borghese Vineyard 
Presented by Lido 
Hosted by Cat Greenleaf
HooDoo Loungers to Perform


11:30 AM



12:45 PM

New York Premiere - "Death Lives"  
Q&A Erick Hellwig + Chris Aurilio moderated by Jonathan Brandeis
Greenport Theatre

Producers Panel )
Sarah Treem (The Affair) / Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws) / Christina Wayne (I'm Dying Up Here) moderated by Jerry Foley
Greenport Theatre

2:00 PM

New York Premiere - "Up North"  
Q&A Damaine Radcliff + Emil Pinnock, moderated by Chike Okonkwo
Greenport Theatre

3:30 PM

Conversation with ... Julie Klausner (Difficult People)
Moderated by Bill Persky
Greenport Theatre

5:00 PM

Special Screening - "From the Ashes"
Q&A Alan Eyres and Katherine Oliver moderated by Lindsay Firestone
Greenport Theatre

Additional Information:
Please note that being an Historic venue, the Greenport Theatre is not accessible by wheelchair. However, all party locations are wheelchair accessible. 

For all screenings and panels, guests must be 18+ to enter. For all AfterParties, guests must be 21+ to enter. All talent appearances and event details may be subject to change. By entering the Festival venues and by your presence on-site you consent to be photographed, filmed and recorded; and acknowledge that such films and recordings of you may be used in any and all media and for any purpose throughout the universe in perpetuity without compensation or credit to you. You understand that all photography, filming, and recording will be done in reliance of this consent given by you.

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The North Fork TV Festival Canopy Award honors a member of the New York creative community whose work embodies the independent spirit of persistence, integrity and collaboration. The influence of this individual generates opportunities and inspires the ambitions of anyone with a story to tell and the diverse collection of people who help tell it

The 2017 award was presented to Chris Noth by Christopher McDonald

Press Center Radio


Tune in to Radio—the official radio show and podcast from the North Fork TV Festival.
Hosted by our local expert on fun, Yvonne Lieblein.

Recorded LIVE at Aldo's Coffee Co. in Greenport. Stop by and say hi! 

Episodes air Mondays at 1:00 pm

About The Host

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Yvonne is a poet, creative producer, business strategist and author of The Wheelhouse Café, a novel with a songscape. After playing a Triple Word Score role at the National SCRABBLE Association for several years, Yvonne launched her communications firm liebleinassociates LLC in 2003. A lifelong ombudsman for Greenport and the North Fork, she serves on the boards of the East End Tourism Alliance and Greenport Business Improvement District. Yvonne produces the annual poet / artist mashup Poetry at Poquatuck and is the founder of Wish Factory Inc., a non-profit that has been brightening the holiday season for local families in need since 1995.




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