15 Winning Films for ‘NO IFS, NO BUTS’ Competition

Highlighting the case against Heathrow expansion

In October 2009 before he became Prime Minister David Cameron said: “The third runway at Heathrow is not going ahead, no ifs, no buts,” Within 30 months of taking power he set up a Commission to look again at the question of a new runway.

On Wednesday 18th June, more than 800 people packed into the Richmond Theatre to watch and judge the best viral films reminding Mr Cameron of his promise, and pressing the case against Heathrow expansion.

The No Ifs No Buts Film Competition staged by Zac Goldsmith MP in conjunction with the campaign group HACAN attracted well over 50 videos. Fifteen were shown at the event on 18th June.

The Judges at 'No ifs no Buts' Heathrow Short Film Competition

Judges watch the winning films

A panel including presenter Holly Willoughby, commentator Rachel Johnson, actor Hugh Grant and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth chose the best three films, and the overall winner was voted for by the audience.

Audience Vote at 'No Ifs No Buts' Competition Final

A packed audience vote…


Heathrow 'No Ifs No Buts' Competition winner with the judges

Zac, the judges and the winner, Andy Chan

Overall Winner

‘Heathrow Wont Listen’ by Dan Grant, Andy Chan and Tom Murray

Second place

‘Say No’, by Kevin Jarin and Jacob Green

Third Place

‘Life Under the Flightpath’, by Gabor Eszenyi

Runners -up



On June 22nd, 2014, posted in: Article, Heathrow Expansion by