Do you live, work or play in Sheffield? If so, we want to hear from you – or, more accurately, we want to see you in action.

We at Sheffield City Council are calling for members of the public to suggest what should be in a short film that will document 24 hours in the life of our city.

The aim is to capture the real lives of Sheffielders – so we want to see everything from a walk at sunrise through the park to daily commutes to work, toddler groups, dancing troupes, sports groups, lunch clubs, bingo nights, live music, nights out and everything else in between.

Either film your own content and send us the clips, or get in touch with suggestions as to what our professional filmmaker should go out and shoot.

Councillor Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “This film is all about telling the story of Sheffield through the eyes of its people.

“The working title of the film is ‘Our Sheffield’, and this is all about creating something real and exciting that captures the essence of our city.

“We want to capture the real Sheffield, from the grass roots up. This film will then be used to promote the city externally, because we know that what makes Sheffield truly unique is its fantastic people and places.”

The film will be around three minutes long and will be premiered at a major city event in the autumn. It will also be promoted across the council’s social media channels.

We want to capture the humour and friendliness of Sheffield people, and the creative, independent spirit that our city is famous for.

From the green landscapes of our award-winning parks to urban views over the city, from art and culture through to sport and community groups, we want to capture the essence of Sheffield as accurately as we can.

To get involved with the project, send your ideas or video clips to @SheffCouncil on Twitter, using the hashtag #oursheffield, before the deadline of Monday, 17 August.

Alternatively, email us on with your ideas, or video clips attached.

Coun Dore added: “We want as many people as possible to get involved with this project, so that we can really represent the lives of people across Our Sheffield.

“It doesn’t matter where you live, how old you are or what you do – we want to hear from you.”