Cooperstown local wins Film Days contest

ContributedThis photo by Rob Katz was chosen as the winner of the Glimmerglass Film Days Poster Image Contest.

Cooperstown Central School and Cooperstown Graduate Program graduate Rob Katz’s photograph has been selected as the winner of the Glimmerglass Film Days Poster Image Contest, according to a media release.

The photo of a tree and its roots growing along and over stone steps best represented the 2019 Film Days theme “Adaptations,” presenters said in the release.

The seventh annual film festival will be held Nov. 7-11 in multiple Cooperstown locations. The films, selected by the Film Days Steering Committee led by Peggy Parsons, will show how nature, society and individuals react and adapt in the face of change, the release said.

Glimmerglass Film Days is a program of Otsego 2000, an environmental and preservation advocacy nonprofit based in Cooperstown.

In addition to a slate of independent films, Glimmerglass Film Days features filmmaker talks, presentations, art exhibitions, parties and guided walks.

“We are so pleased to showcase the talents of photographers through our annual Glimmerglass Film Days Poster Image contest,” Otsego 2000 Executive Director Ellen Pope said in the media release. “We are grateful to everyone who entered.”

Katz will receive a cash prize of $250 and his photo will be featured in the Film Days poster, website and other publicity materials.

The photo shows “how nature finds its own solution to the obstacles that it faces,” Katz said in the release.

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