2021 | Documentary, Drama
Mikha'El is heart-touching.
A masterpiece - each detail has meaning.
This documentary is amazing and inspiring.
A very original film.
An epic feat of producing, with a truly beautiful score.
Ofer Sharon, Emanuel Lykopandis, Josephine Facciol, Eri Daniel Erlich, Diandra Anne Mamo, Goldie Parr, Hierotheos III Koenakis.
The first award-winning feature documentary about the Archangel Michael in the annals of cinema. Featuring a large ensemble cast with multiple story lines, this film is an exploration of Mikha'El's jaw-dropping exploits around the world as Taxiarchis Panormitis, the Angel of Mount Zion, and the Archangel of Monte Gargano. The unusual discovery of the Panormitis icon by a hearing-impaired Greek Jew is also explored. Languages used in the film are English, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Latin. Shot on location in France, Greece, Italy, Jerusalem, Malta, Poland, Ukraine, and the USA.
Awards and Nominations
Alvsbyn Film Festival
Anatolia International Film Festival (Turkish Premiere)
Barcelona International Film Festival (Spanish Premiere)
CARE Awards (US Premiere)
Jahorina International Film Festival (Bosnian Premiere)
Montreal Movie Awards
Near Nazareth Festival (World Premiere)
Ontario International Film Festival (Canadian Premiere)
SATX Cinema Showdown
Toronto Film Awards
WINNER - EUROPEAN BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD | BRITTANY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (French Premiere)
WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR | L'AGE D'OR INTERNATIONAL ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL (Indian Premiere)
WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR | GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER - BEST SCORE | TRACKS MUSIC AWARDS
WINNER - BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK | MAKE ART NOT FEAR FILM FESTIVAL (Portughese Premiere)
WINNER - AWARD OF RECOGNITION - ORIGINAL FILM SCORE | THE IMPACT DOCS AWARDS
WINNER - BRONZE MEDAL - ORIGINAL SCORE | GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - BEST DOCUMENTARY / BEST FILM SCORE | L'AGE D'OR FILM FESTIVAL
HONORARY AWARDEE - BEST FILM SCORE | PIGEON D'OR AWARDS
HONORABLE MENTION - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS (US Premiere)
HONORABLE MENTION - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | SANCTUARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Australian Premiere)
NOMINEE - BEST FEATURE FILM | APORIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Korean Premiere)
NOMINEE - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE | INTERNATIONAL SOUND AND FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL (Croatian Premiere)
NOMINEE - BEST COMPOSER | PARIS ART AND MOVIE AWARDS
OFFICIAL SELECTION | NEAR NAZARETH FILM FESTIVAL (World Premiere)
FINALIST | GERSHMAN PHILADELPHIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Original Soundtrack Album
The Complete Script
MIKHA'EL - The Documentary (2021) is the full-color companion book to the first award-winning feature documentary about the Archangel Michael in the annals of cinema. An Avinu Films production featuring a large ensemble cast with multiple story lines, this book includes fascinating introductions to the film by the director and the producers, the script and its bibliography, color photographs from the documentary, full credits list, and more. Mikha'El provides an intimate look at the archangel’s jaw-dropping exploits around the world as Taxiarchis Panormitis, the Angel of Mount Zion, and the Archangel of Monte Gargano. There is also an in-depth exploration of the unusual discovery of the centuries-old Panormitis icon by a hearing-impaired Greek Jew, in addition to Mikha’El’s vital, but oft-unrecognized, role in the salvation history of humanity.