Stars to judge £10,000 Heathrow anti-runway campaign film competition – entry deadline 7th June
Date added: June 4, 2014
Stars to judge £10,000 airport campaign films
Campaigner Zac Goldsmith today unveiled a star cast to judge a £10,000 anti-Heathrow airport expansion film competition.
Presenter Holly Willoughby and Bafta award-winning director Nick Broomfield will join actor Hugh Grant and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth on the panel of judges for t he No Ifs No Buts competition set up by the Richmond MP with anti-expansion group Hacan.
The nationwide competition was launched two months ago to highlight opposition to the third runway at Heathrow. Entrants have been asked to submit a two-minute video saying why a third runway should not be built.
The shortlisted entries will be judged by at a gala night in the Richmond Theatre in front of 800 guests on June 18, with a £10,000 prize.
Mr Goldsmith said: “Heathrow expansion is not politically deliverable. The arguments against it are stacking up every week and the opposition is organised and growing.
“As if all the other arguments aren’t strong enough, Heathrow itself has finally admitted it cannot cope with the congestion of a third runway without adding a whole new tax on passengers.
“We have a great panel and lots of entrants. I hope there will be some powerful contributions…
“A green light for Heathrow expansion is effectively a green light for a vast, foreign-owned and taxpayer-subsidised monopoly on one edge of our great city. It is astonishing that the idea is even in consideration.”
Richmond Theatre, June 18. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a seat.
‘NO IFS; NO BUTS’
Opposed to a Third Runway at Heathrow? Enter our Video Competition!
The deadline is 7th June.
Zac Goldsmith and HACAN launch short film contest over Heathrow 3rd runway plan
Amateur or professional, it’s your chance to be creative! Submit a video………anything up to 2 minutes long to show why Heathrow expansion is the wrong answer. The best 10 entries will be screened at the Richmond theatre in June in front of celebrity judges.
Actual text from Conservative election leaflet for the May 2010 election. Full leaflet at http://www.electionleaflets.org/leaflets/full/b58fa8c95aec5d810bfe2ebb16bcbf91/ .