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Joanna Dong (Forever) given the Star Hunter award!

By InCinemas  /  22 Jun 2011 (Wednesday)
[Forever MTV and Movie Trailer Included]
[Find out more about Joanna Dong and the movie Forever below!]

Joanna Dong, the lead actress of Wee Li Lin-directed feature film Forever, was given a Star Hunter award at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival.

A total of 10 of the most promising young actors in Asia are honoured at the inaugural edition of the Star Hunter award.

Watch a summary clip about the festival on CCTV:
Shanghai announces 'Asian New Talent' awards]

Joanna, who made her film debut in Forever, was on hand to receive the award. She is only one of the three being recognized from outside China with the rest of the seven coming from China.

[Find out about the Review, Movie Stills and details of FOREVER!]

According to the festival organizers, the 10 finalists were chosen from more than 1,000 applicants by a jury panel headed by Italian actress Maria Cucinotta, Hong Kong director Mabel Cheung and Vietnamese actress Tran Nu Yen-Khe.

After receiving the award, Joanna was also invited to sing a song at the Star Hunter award ceremony which was held on 17 June in conjunction with the Asian New Talents Award.

[Watch Joanna Dong's performance]

She performed the song "SO NICE" (also known as Summer Samba, or Samba de Verão) in two languages at the Asian New Talent Award ceremony. For some reasons, the video appeared out of sync with the music. Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable performance by Joanna Dong and we look forward to her performance in future.

You may also be interested in:
[InCinemas Interview with 'Forever' Director Wee Li Lin]
['Forever' Lead Actress Joanna Dong Shares Her Thoughts!]
[Remembering Forever - By Joanna Dong]

You may find out more about Joanna Dong and the movie, FOREVER, in our InCinemas Blog Links above! For now, we strongly recommend you to enjoy Forever Official MTV where its theme song is also sang by Joanna Dong in the clip below! Won't you attempt to believe in everlasting love after hearing the lyrics of the song?

FOREVER was released in Singapore on 3 March 2011 and is scheduled to hit Malaysian cinemas from 14 July 2011.

[Find out about the Review, Movie Stills and details of FOREVER!]

[Forever Movie MTV - Song sang by Joanna Dong]

[Forever Movie Trailer]

[Additional Note]
Gone Shopping, the directorial debut of Wee, was nominated for the Asian New Talents Award in 2008.
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