Making films documenting the character of a neighbourhood and the relationships different people and groups have with this place can be used in different phases of cultural planning projects. In the beginning, they can be used as part of a mapping exercise, helping you get to know a neighbourhood from the perspective of inhabitants representing, e.g., different age groups or united around different themes that are important for the neighbourhood. In the process of visioning, you can also work with films showing different visions for the future of the place or indicating the material and symbolic resources of the neighbourhood,-such as colours, repeating patterns, materials like wood, water, brick,-but also emotions, typical scenes of neighbourhood life, important events, personal feelings. The film can also be your target project to strengthen the voice of the residents in co-determining the future of the neighbourhood. Using the power of image and artistic expression as well as the emotions that a personal film message can evoke opens up more possibilities for cooperation and understanding others – it creates space for empathy. It is important that the aesthetics and character of the film expression is chosen by the group: a film can tell a story, it can be a documentary, an art film or created in the style of a music video.