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"


🎬 “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…

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🎬 “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…

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🎬 Available today on DVD: “Los Reyes” (NONFY Documentaries)

As of today, the acclaimed documentary “Los Reyes – Königliche Streuner” (English title: “Los Reyes”) by directors Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff is available on DVD in Germany, Austria and Switzerland through UCM.ONE’s NONFY Documentaries label. Summary: Los Reyes (“The Kings”) is the oldest skate park in the Chilean capital Santiago. This film, however, is not…

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🎬 “Into the Circle“ by Hannes Obens and Claudia Morar on NDR and in the ARD Media Library

On June 12, 2022, the ARD broadcast the Tatort episode “Schattenleben” (English translation: “Shadow Life”) about an undercover investigator in the left-wing scene in Hamburg. To frame the topic, NDR broadcast the documentary “Into the Circle”, distributed by UCM.ONE on the NONFY Documentaries label, by Hannes Obens and Claudia Morar on the same evening. Among…

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“Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” (NONFY Documentaries) in cinemas from today onwards

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets will be released in German cinemas on Thursday, 02 December 2021 via the label NONFY Documentaries and distributed by UCM.ONE. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2020 and its international premiere at the Berlinale in the Panorama section the same year, before going on…

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Theatrical release “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets” on December 02, 2021

The acclaimed documentary Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets by directors Bill and Turner Ross will open in cinemas nationwide on 02 December 2021, distributed by UCM.ONE on the NONFY Documentaries label. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 and its international premiere at the Berlinale in the Panorama section the…

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