The film features people from Berlin's electronic dance music scenes (primarily house music and techno, but especially their minimal sub-scenes). The majority of the film consists of footage of individual interviews, cut and interpolated together to create narratives around certain themes, such as music, drugs, love, addiction, friendship, and sexuality. Among the interviewees were DJs, bouncers, bartenders, and partygoers.
The material for the film included 19 interviews, 56 nights (i.e., nighttime music events), and 13 musical tracks.
The film was made under the direction of Maja Classen, with cinematography by Andreas Bergmann and editing by Sylke Rohrlach. The poetic prose that opens and closes the film was written by German author, playwright, and essayist Rainald Goetz.
The film premiered on the March 22, 2006 in the Kino Babylon Theater in Berlin. Afterwards, it was shown in several film festivals, including achtung berlinnew film award and the 44th Gijon International Film Festival in Spain. On November 3, 2006, the record label interGroove Tontrger Vertriebs GmbH released the film for DVD distribution under the title Feiern with a 16-year licensing term. The DVD was distributed with a free CD that included music from the film's soundtrack.
Hey-O-Hansen - Moon (Jack Is A Simple Fella Mix By Thaddi) 06:50
Isole - Krypt 06:53
Pigon - Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging 07:27
Gater - Taboo 04:17
My My - Serpentine 07:58
Seelenluft - Manila (Ewan Pearson Remix) 03:39
D'NTEL - The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Superpitcher Remix) 07:06
Keith Tucker - It's A Mood 05:04
UND! - Cocopuffs 05:01
Lopazz - I Need Ya 05:25
DJ Naughty - Rojo Caliente 06:44
Plastikman - Ping Pong
me - Rej
She studied film production at the Hochschule fr 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.