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2020 Festival

October 17, 2020 • Borghese Vineyard, Cutchogue

In 2020, we reimagined the festival as a one-night drive-in event featuring a performance by Paolo Bartolani, pianist, Founder and Artistic Director of Rites of Spring Music Festival, alongside Ashley Galvani Bell. This was followed by a sneak peak of Superuser Do, produced from the winning science and technology competition script. We also selected and screened two incredible pilots, followed by Zoom panels moderated by News 12 reporter Elisa DiStefano, and honored Canopy Award winner Jeremy Sisto.

Collage with aerial view of NorthFork TV field, Jeremy Sisto holding NorthFork TV award and speaking to panelist


Award Winner & Panelists



Festival Selections


Sloan Competition Winner



Writer: Zuff Idries
Director/Producer: Elias Plagianos

Supported by a diverse community of peers, a black software engineer struggles to overcome structural inequality and other obstacles to success in the world of computer science.


Writer: Van Maximilian Carlson/Ni Belete
Director: Van Maximilian Carlson/Ni Belete

A mobile hairstylist struggling to launch a hair brand lands a star client who delivers a surprise.


By: Sivan Malca, Vladimir Dzyakevich and Orit Nahari Tzipkin

Shlomi is a taxi driver who thinks he can solve his problems and return to his family with money he doesn't have. Sadly, the opposite is true.


Director/Writer: Maya Albanese

When Joy’s fairytale romance crashes and burns on the eve of her 35th birthday, the tick tock of her biological clock pushes her into a series of romantic misadventures and provokes wild hallucinations.


Director/Writer: Wendy Roderweiss

After a big mistake leaves an altruistic law school grad desperate for a job, he interviews at a firm of morally depraved divorce lawyers. Ultimately, he must decide if he’s willing to sacrifice every principle he lives by in order to save his future.