Awards Night of the North Fork TV Festival

Friday September 8th

Festival attendees begin their night at the Greenport Theatre where "Shoot Me Nicely" will be screened and legendary actor Chris Noth will receive the North Fork TV Festival Inaugural Canopy Award for his longtime New York career in the New York creative community. Afterwards, guests with VIP level credentials will board round-trip coach transportation from the Greenport Theatre to the Castello di Borghese Winery. The Oyster Season Kick Off Party supports the Billion Oyster Project and East End Seaport Museum.

Inaugural North Fork TV Festival Canopy Award

Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth has been named the recipient of the inaugural Canopy Award for this year’s festival. Renowned character actor Christopher McDonald will present the award. 

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will make opening remarks. 

Shoot Me Nicely - Independent Pilot


When photographer Sean Wheeler (John Behlmann) inadvertently exposes a conservative talk show host’s (William Sadler) “little” secret, his already complicated life gets unhinged.

Screening + Panel Discussion with the Creators

Official Oyster Season Kick Off Party

Hosted by Cat Greenleaf, Host of Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf

Join the oyster farms of the East End to celebrate the kick-off of Oyster Season while supporting the Billion Oyster Project and the East End Seaport Museum. Oysters, small plates, drinks and music outside of the oldest winery on the North Fork, Castello di Borghese. This party is presented by Lido

Beer and Wine Pairings, Oysters, Related Small Bites + Sweet Treets from Local Purveyors including - 

  • Greenport Harbor Brewing Co
  • Castello di Borghese
  • Mantauk Oysters
  • Ketcham of Peconic Gold Oysters and Ketcham Sea Farm 
  • Cornell Oysters 
  • Oysterponds Shellfish Co. (Race Rock Oysters) 
  • Harvest Moon Oyster Company 
  • Frisky Oyster
  • North Fork Smoked Fish 


Billion Oyster Project, an initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation, is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through restoration based STEM education programs. 

East End Seaport Museum and Maritime Foundation is proud to act as a steward of the maritime heritage of the East End of Long Island. Celebrating a long and varied marine history through artifacts and exhibits, the Foundation operates Long Beach Bar “Bug” Light at the entrance to Peconic Bay. The Seaport Museum hosts a full calendar of educational and cultural events, making sure that the community’s connection to the water is not relegated to history.