Fade to Black
Winner Best Documentary Film at Kansas International Film Festival
Winner Best Documentary at Doc Awards of Excellence
Finalist for the Vimeo Audience Award in the Sundance Channel Short Film Competition
Best Documentary Award, Festival of Nations 2018
AUDIENCE AWARD at SHORT OF THE YEAR, 2017
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM at SHORT OF THE YEAR 2017
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM in London Greek Film Festival 2016
Special Mention in Balkan Focus Competition in World of Film International Festival Glasgow
Nominated Best Short Film in WIND International Film Festival 2016
Winner Best Short at Africa International Fiml 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.
His recent compositions for Film include the original scores for the Documentary Film ‘Fade to Black’; the TV series ’Lodgers’, winner of the Best Short at the AFRIFF 2016 (Pilot episode); and ‘Monica’, finalist for the Vimeo Audience Award in the 2016 Sundance Channel Short Film. Mihali is a member of the judging panel for the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging
composers (NY, USA) since 2015 and a jury member at the Scruffy City Film and Music Festival. He is also a member of the pre-selection committee at the Filmbox Hellas in Berlin. He is the founder of the Fusion Film Scoring Workshops and the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition.
As a conductor Mihali performed regularly both his own compositions as well as other repertoire in the past years and 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) and worked with ensembles such as Venezuela Youth Symphony Orchestra; Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Jetsam Ensemble.
Mihali began his musical studies in Greece where he obtained his Artistic Diplomas in Harmony, Counterpoint and Orchestration.
He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he has been offered a full scholarship to study with Professors Julian Anderson, Richard Baker and Paul Newland, completing his Bachelor's degree with Honours and Masters degree. He is currently completing his PhD Studies in Contemporary Instrumental Techniques and Composition, at the Aristotle University of Greece with Prof. M. Lapidakis.
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, finalist for the SABAM Award for Best Young European Composer and First Prize Winner of the Frank Prindl Prize for Best Orchestral Score.
His first musical, 'Between Empires', premiered in 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…”