Maja Classen

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Maja Classen
Born (1974-12-28) December 28, 1974 (age 39)
Heidelberg, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Director and filmmaker

Maja Classen (born December 28, 1974 in Heidelberg) is a German film director and screenwriter, primarily known for her 2006 documentary on the Berlin techno scene, Feiern.

She studied film production at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Potsdam "Konrad Wolff" (The Konrad Wolff University of Film and Television, in Potsdam, Germany). During her time there, she produced several short films, including the documentary film Feiern (2006); this film was a portrait of the Berlin techno scene in the early 2000s, composed primarily of interview footage. The film was premiered at Kino Babylon in Berlin in 2006, made the circuit of film festivals, and was released on DVD in the same year. She also completed her studies in 2006 with the documentary film Osdorf, a sensitive portrait of young first- and second-generation immigrant men with long police records; this film was released in 2007 and also made the rounds of film festivals. Maja Classen lives and works in Berlin.


  • 1998: Nightshot, short film (screenwriter, director)
  • 1999: The Juggler, short film (screenwriter, director)
  • 2001: Alles soll in Erfüllung gehen, documentary short (screenwriter, director)
  • 2002: Sieben Werden, short film (screenwriter, director)
  • 2003: Heimat, experimental documentary film (screenwriter, director)
  • 2004: Tançu, documentary short (screenwriter, director)
  • 2006: Feiern, documentary film (screenwriter, director)
  • 2007: Osdorf, documentary film (screenwriter, director)
  • 2009: 24 Hours Berlin, television documentary (director)

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