Walking Home

A Film by Max Richert


Two students from different countries meet on the last night of their school trips to Italy. Sharing dislike for their respective farewell parties, initial distance and reservations between them quickly turn into bonding and rapport.


  • Picture of Max Richert © Max Richert

    Max Richert

    Max Richert was born 1990 in Munich, Germany, where he graduated from High School in 2010. After several years of internships, workshops and jobs in the film industry (among others with Werner Herzog, Tivoli and Nanukfilm) He founded his company “R&R Filmproduktion” in 2014 with the aim of producing narrative shorts and features. So far, Max Richert has written, directed and produced two films: In 2015 his micro-budget feature “What You Want Is Gone Forever”, and in 2016 his first short “Walking Home”. Both projects were self-funded and are completely independent productions.

Awards + Festivals

  • 20MIN/MAX INERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ingolstadt, Germany)June 3, 2016
  • 3rd MIDDLE COAST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) July 28, 2016
  • 4th MOONRISE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wells, Canada)August 26, 2016
  • 4th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2016
  • 10th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL PSAROKOKALO (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)September 14, 2016
  • 11th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, USA) October 6, 2016
  • 6th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (BAFTA-qualifying) (Official Selection, York, United Kingdom)November 3, 2016
  • 30 UNDER 30 FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)November 4, 2016
  • 9th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)December 2, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 13th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (non-competitive section "Perspective", Istanbul, Turkey)March 13, 2017
  • TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodward, OK, USA)April 27, 2017
  • 2nd ENNESIMO FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Fiorano Modenese, Italy)May 5, 2017
  • FISH - FESTIVAL IM STADTHAFEN 2017 (Shortfilm Competition „JUNGER FILM“, Rostock, Germany)May 11, 2017
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FICAIJ (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)May 29, 2017
  • 8th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lovell, Wyoming, USA)June 15, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 4th SILOE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 20, 2017
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTIVATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRIDGE OF ARTS (Non-Competitive Programme, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)August 23, 2017
  • 6th JOZI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa)September 21, 2017
  • 3rd MINIKINO FILM WEEK - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BALI (Official Selection, Denpasar, Bali Indonesia)October 7, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • 2nd BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 23, 2017
  • 2nd WHILE WHALE INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Web)November 24, 2017
  • 5th SUDAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (SIFF) 2018 (Official Selection, Khartoum, Sudan)January 21, 2018
  • 3rd BAYAMÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)January 24, 2018
  • FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 3, 2018
  • 3rd FESTMEDALLO - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE DE MEDELLIN (Official Selection, Medellin, Colombia)February 17, 2018
  • 19th KONTRAST FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 2, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 6th DAYS OF GERMAN AND RUSSIAN SHORT FILMS VKRATZE! (Official Selection, Volgograd, Russia)April 25, 2018
  • 2nd FILMPLAYA (Official Selection, Playa del Rey, CA, United States)September 21, 2018
  • 11th LANCASTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lancaster, PA, USA)November 8, 2018


Max Richert
Max Richert
Max Richert
Director of Photography
Luca Ciuti
Costume Design
Julia Ebenbichler
Arthur Moussavi-Wagner
Max Richert
Sound Design
Max Richert
Michael Gumpinger


Running Time
16:40 mins
Shooting Format
REDRAW Digital 2k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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D-10961 Berlin, Germany
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R&R Filmproduktion
Georgenstrasse 59
80799 München, Germany


Max Richert