Fade to Black
Winner of Best Documentary Film at the Kansas International Film Festival
Winner of Best Documentary at Doc Awards of Excellence
Winner for its Pilot episode, Best Short at Africa International Film Festival
Finalist for the Vimeo Audience Award in the Sundance Channel Short Film Competition
Best Documentary Award, Festival of Nations
AUDIENCE AWARD at SHORT OF THE YEAR,
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM at SHORT OF THE YEAR
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM in London Greek Film Festival
Special Mention in Balkan Focus Competition at World of Film International Festival Glasgow
Nominated Best Short Film at WIND International Film Festival
SABAM Award for Best Young European Composer Finalist
(Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium)
Frank Prindl Best Orchestral Composition Winner
London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra ‘Piece of the Year’ Finalist
Scruffy City Film Festival Composer Competition Finalist (Documentary, Animation)
Mihali is an award-winning composer with a varied musical output that includes music for Film, Concert, Theatre, Installation, and Dance. Mihali’s music has been commissioned and performed by numerous ensembles and artists such as the Brussels Philharmonic, Chroma ensemble, Ergon ensemble, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; with performances in Europe, USA, South America, Australia, Japan, and China.
Mihali is currently scoring the original music for the documentary film 'Missing Inaction: The Raul Wallenberg Story' directed by Emmy award winner Brian Mait. His compositions for Film include the original scores for the feature film 'Dissolved', the documentary films ‘Fade to Black’; and Lights Out, Berlin! as well as the TV series ’Lodgers’. Mihali has been a jury member for the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging composers (NY, USA), a jury member at the Scruffy City Film and Music Festival, and a member of the pre-selection committee at the Filmbox Hellas in Berlin. He founded the Fusion Film Scoring Workshops and is the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Scoring and Sound Design Competitions.
As a conductor, Mihali performed his compositions and other repertoires, especially new music for film in the past years. He conducted in venues such as the Wigmore Hall (UK); Queen Elisabeth Hall (UK); Bishop’s Gate Institute(UK); Paxos Music Festival (GR); GSMD (UK); 20th Century Theatre (UK); National LNK TV and Radio Hall (LT).
Mihali began his musical studies in Greece, obtaining his Artistic Diplomas in Harmony, Counterpoint, and Orchestration. He was offered a full scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, with Professors Julian Anderson, Richard Baker, and Paul Newland, completing his Bachelor's degree with Honours and Master's degree. He continued his studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with Prof. M. Lapidakis receiving his PhD in Extended Instrumental Techniques and Composition.
Mihali’s publications and awards include among others, A Different Green for Solo Flute (by Arcomis), Chinese Notebook (in collaboration with poet D.Agrafiotis) on Readings Web Journal of Birkbeck University of London, a finalist for the SABAM Award for Best Young European Composer and First Prize Winner of the Frank Prindl Prize for Best Orchestral Score. Mihali teaches for the 2023 spring semester Film Music and Sound for Film at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
His first musical, 'Between Empires', premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning rave reviews:
"... a mesmerizing, brand new score by Mihali Paleologou also Musical Director, and a clutch of vocal performances that demolish any reasonable expectations of what one might encounter in a
"... It's a must-see, but even more importantly, with a score and cast of this caliber, it's a must-hear…”