Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction storytelling. For six days each year, Sheffield is a hub for all documentary and non-fiction content across all platforms; from feature length to shorts, and including interactive, augmented reality, and virtual reality projects.


Sheffield Doc/Fest welcomes over 32,700 Festival goers each year, including over 3,500 industry delegates from over 60 countries, and screens over 180 films. This level of complexity makes negotiating the events a potential logistical nightmare for festival goers.  So, for the fourth consecutive year, Über was asked to develop and update the Doc/Fest mobile app to make planning schedules easily for delegates and visitors.


Working on both iOS and Android platforms, the revamped app allows delegates to easily search through and find out more about the festival’s extensive programme. Users can even curate their own Doc/Fest experience with the ‘My Doc/Fest’ feature. Other innovative features include saving events to your personal calendar, offline use, live Twitter feed and even a Sheffield weather checker.


Used by 90% of delegates.
The app has been a great success with almost three thousand downloads.