The atmosphere was electrifying as international icon David Beckham, Hollywood movie and television actor Dev Patel, superstar Michelle Yeoh and celebrity chef Daniel Boulud walked the red carpet at Marina Bay Sands during the 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) on Saturday 5 December 2015.
Beckham, recently voted Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, livened up the red carpet en route to the SGIFF Benefit Dinner at db Bistro & Oyster Bar, following his surprise appearance at the Silver Screen Awards held at the MasterCard Theatres.
The football legend, together with Mr. George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina Bay Sands, presented the award for Asian Feature Film – Best Director to Happy Hour, Mr Ryusuke Hamaguchi at the Awards.
Beckham said: “Films are a great way to tell stories. I am honoured to be part of this year’s Singapore International Film Festival and meet Asia’s top filmmakers.”Other A-list celebrities who walked the red carpets and attended various SGIFF activities included Taiwanese model and actress Sonia Sui, Hong Kong actress and singer Josie Ho, Golden Horse Award winner Yeo Yann Yann and famed Singaporean film director Eric Khoo.
Acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud, recipient of the “The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award 2015” in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, created a sublime culinary experience for 200 guests at the exclusive SGIFF Benefit Dinner, which included Beckham, Yeoh, and SGIFF Chairman Mike Wiluan.
The evening saw 13 items – including a limited edition Haig Club™ Single Grain Whisky autographed by David Beckham, an original script of The Lady and DVD donated by Michelle Yeoh as well as a Slumdog Millionaire script and autographed photograph by leading actor Dev Patel – auctioned off to the collective tune of more than S$120,000.
As SGIFF Presenting Sponsor, Marina Bay Sands cemented its commitment to the local film and arts community.