NONFY Documentaries

The label NONFY Documentaries (short: NONFY) was founded in 2018 by UCM.ONE. The name contains the words “no” and “fiction“, as documentary films, especially in the English-speaking world, are also called “non-fiction movies” as distinct from feature films (“fiction movies“). The term documentary was first used in 1926 by John Gierson.

John Gierson defined this then new genre as “the creative treatment of reality“. What did he mean by that? In principle, a documentary always gives the viewer the expectation of being authentic and merely showing facts. A documentary film can never be a mere depiction of reality, since every documentary film is made through the eyes of the producers, the camera work and choice of filmed materials and the editing of the film.

Therefore, the creators of a documentary film label have the special task of selecting not only qualitative aspects but also documentary films that address relevant topics, are interesting, stimulate thoughtful thinking or get to the bottom of the challenges of our time. Exciting…..


The following documentary films were previously published on the film label NONFY Documentaries:

More information about the documentaries listed above (synopsis, backgrounds, trailers, participants & actors, awards) you can get by clicking on the poster of the documentary you want to get more information about.


Trailer "Barricade"

Trailer "Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets"

Trailer "Los Reyes"

Trailer "Small Planets"

Trailer "Der innere Kreis"

Trailer "The last Giants"


🎬 The documentary film “The Mission” by Tania Anderson will be released in German cinemas at the end of March

UCM.ONE is bringing the documentary film “The Mission” to German cinemas on 30 March 2023 on the NONFY Documentaries label in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The film by British-American-Swiss director Tania Anderson had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2022. The international documentary production, a co-production of Danish Bear Productions (Finland) and Dirk…


🎬 UCM.ONE at the 73rd Berlinale and EFM 2023

This year, the UCM.ONE team will be present at the 73rd Berlinale from 16 to 26 February. The Berlinale (or in its long form: Berlin International Film Festival) is an annual film festival held in Berlin. Along with the film festivals in Cannes and Venice, it is one of the most important film festivals in Europe…


🎬 “Barricade” by David Klammer opens in cinemas nationwide

As of today, the documentary “Barricade” by award-winning Cologne-based photographer and filmmaker David Klammer, distributed by UCM.ONE on the NONFY Documentaries label, can be seen in cinemas nationwide. The coal company RWE is currently in the process of finally demolishing Lützerath despite the coal phase-out and massively expanding the Garzweiler open-cast mine. In recent weeks,…


🎬 Premiere of “Barricade” (NONFY Documentaries) at Acud Kino in Berlin

The documentary film “Barricade” by award-winning Cologne-based photographer and filmmaker David Klammer celebrates its nationwide cinema release on Thursday 02 February 2023 at 21:00 at the Acud Kino in Berlin. The coal company RWE is in the process of finally demolishing Lützerath despite the coal phase-out and massively expanding the Garzweiler open-cast mine. In recent…


🎬 “Barricade” by David Klammer (NONFY Documentaries) opens in cinemas on February 02, 2023

Since this week, climate activists in Lützerath (Nordrhein-Westfalen; English translation: North Rhine-Westphalia) in Germany have been trying to prevent the final demolition of the village by RWE for the Rhenish open-cast lignite mine Garzweiler. UCM.ONE is thematising the climate protests in the cinema with the documentary “Barricade”. The film is by the world-award winning Cologne…


🎬 “Bloody Bose, Empty Pockets” (NONFY Documentaries) available on DVD as of today

Following its theatrical release in December 2021, the acclaimed documentary “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” is now available on DVD as well as streaming portals. The film by Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and its international premiere the same year at the Berlinale in the…