Coronoia 21 (Genre Award – Best Horror)
A man's descent into madness while isolated in a lengthy Corona-lockdown.
Director: Robert Sigl
Director Biography: Robert Sigl was born in 1962 and raised in Germany. From 1981 to 1986 he attended Munich Film School. His diploma work LAURIN won him the Bavarian Film Award for Best Direction of a Newcomer. Since then he has directed several acclaimed feature films and and TV movies in Canada, France, Hungary, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. He has received numerous development fundings for his projects and screnplays and he has worked for U.S. Networks Showtime and SciFi Channel with stars like Malcom McDowell, Eleanor Tomlinson (female lead in Bryan Singer's JACK THE GIANT SLAYER) and others. Three-times-Oscar winning composer Howard Shore has expressed his interest in providing the soundtrack for Sigl's upcoming 15-Million-Dollar-production MANDYLON (previously: THE SPIDER). Furthermore, Robert Sigl received a nomination for the German Director's Award Metropolis in 2012. Robert Sigl's first novel, WURDILAK, was published in germany and Siwtzerland and is currently seeking an English/American publisher. Robert Sigl is also an actor. He played in essential parts twice under the direction of famed fellow director Dominik Graf.
Director Statement: CORONOIA 21 was shot entirely on a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone on a zero budget. Because we were only two to three people while filming, we could spontaneously shoot and take advantage of the rare snowfall in Munich. Due to the very small time window during these kinds of snowfalls in our region, we had to act promptly. In a professional production of a narrative film these "panoramic" wide shots of the nocturnal city wrapped in heavy (and real!) snow flurries including the actors in it would not have been possible.
Producer: Robert Sigl
Writer: Robert Sigl
Cast: Robert Sigl, Annette Kreft