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Film about ballet shoes wins Singapore's biggest cash prize for film making contest

Published on Jul 19, 2014 9:53 AM

SINGAPORE - A short film centered on a pair of shoes successfully walked away with the top prize at the Cathay Motion Picture Awards 2014 held on Friday night. 

Titled Sole Sisters, the film won for Best Motion Picture, which also comes with a cash prize of $15,000, the biggest cash prize for a film-making competition in Singapore. 

Speaking to Life! after the awards ceremony held at The Cathay at Handy Road, its writer-director Tom Zacharski, 28, says excitedly that he had entered the competition "with hopes but no expectations" of winning.

Zacharski, whose full-time job is a business analyst with Google, added: "The theme for the competition this year is ''sisters', but I didn't want it to be centered on humans, and wanted to be creative with objects instead. So the idea of these shoes came about, because they are feminine and come in pairs, like a pair of sisters." 

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