Monday, December 9, 2013

Award + Special Mentions!

More good news! Last weekend the film won 'Best Student Film' at Animated Dreams in Tallin and got a Special Mention at Sommets du cinéma d'animation in Canada!
Thank you to both Jurys!!

And this weekend it got a Special mention at Animateka by Jury member Chris Robinson, with the motivation: But Milk is not just important, it's good for you too.  Thank you Chris!

We attended the festival and we are really happy for that - it was a super good festival, we had a lot of fun and met both new and old friends! Na zdravje!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Award - KORT! at KinoKino

"But Milk Is Important" takes its 13th award this weekend. And where? In Eirik's hometown Sandnes!

The film took the "Future Glance" award and we are really happy for that. Big thanks to the jury! We also got a really cool statue, a golden ViewMaster, which you can see the award title when you look inside it.

Both directors attended and it was fun to attend a shortfilm festival, having a film in the programme while staying at Eirik's home.

Thanks to the festival director and voulenteers for a great festival!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Two Audience Awards and new festivals!

Great News! 
But Milk is Important won it's 11th and 12th award this weekend!!
The first one was at Sweaty Eyeballs in Baltimore, US! The film tied with "Futon" for the Audience Choice Award!

The second was at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in UK where the film won People's Choice Award! 

Thank you to both audiences!!!

The Film is also chosen for a couple of new festivals:

Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Montreal and Quebec City, Canada 21 Nov - 1 Dec

Animated Dreams, Tallin, Estonia 27 Nov - 1 Dec 

Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2 - 8 Dec

Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK 6 - 21 Nov

Expotoons, Buenos Aires, Argentina 13 - 15 Nov

International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Krakow, Poland 22 - 28 Dec

Kort, Sandnes, Norway 14 - 17 Nov

And it was also screened at Images en Vues, Montreal, and
Uppsala International Film Festival, Sweden.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

But Milk Is Important TRAILER

The trailer is done and out on Vimeo. If you have not seen it you should do it now!
We are also doing some changes on the blog here. Trying to organize stuff slightly more


Thursday, October 17, 2013

10th Award! - Best Student Film - Semafor Stop Motion Festival


But Milk Is Important takes its 10th award at the 4th Semafor International Stop Motion Film Festival!

A lot of good films where screened and we are proud to come out top of the jury's decision. Thank you! Eirik was present at the festival and also got the chance to meet many nice people.

The festival is held in the city of Łódź, Poland. Here you find the Semafor studio which are responsible for the great Oscar winning short film "Peter and the Wolf"
They are currently working on a childrens series called "Flapper and Friends"

You can read about the rest of the winners here:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Two new awards in Ottawa!!

We are super happy to get two new awards at Ottawa International Animation Festival, North Americas largest Animation Festival! The awards are: Walt Disney Award for Best Graduate Film  and  Public Price for the festivals Best Short Film!
Thank you to the Jury and to the audience! It makes us very proud and also inspired :)
We also went to visit the festival and we enjoyed it a lot! It was a super good festival and we met so many great people! Thank you!
See the full list of winners HERE

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Milano, Adelaide, Bradford and Animated Eden !

A small update about new festivals. We are very happy to have been selected for a couple of new festivals:

The film is selected for a showcase of animation shorts called Animation is my Drug including "some of the best international animated short films going around in a collection that will have you hooked for life" at Adelaide Film Festival 10-20 October in Australia.

It is also part of 'Focus of Animation' of the 18th edition of Milano Film Festival 5-15 September 2013. 'Focus of Animation' is a "screening featuring the most interesting animations produced last couple of years".

But Milk Is Important has also been chosen for the Bradford Animation Festival 2013 official selection, competing in the student category. The festival is from 12-16 November.

AND least but not last, it is selected for the festival Animated Eden 2013, 8th of September, the film is screening in the Artistic Potluck category!


Monday, July 29, 2013

New Award! Giffoni International Film Festival!!

We are super happy, proud and thankful to win Best Animated Short Film in the 18+ category at Giffoni International Film Festival 2013!! 

The Giffoni International Film Festival is the largest children's film festival in Europe, and possibly in the World. Over 2000 children attend the festival from 39 countries around the world. During the festival, the children and teenagers watch the films, learn about the process filmmaking process, and are called to judge them and award the best ones with prizes.

To have the audience as the jury makes it extra special to win this prize! Thank you!!

Read the whole list of winners HERE.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ottawa International Animation Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival and Giffoni Film Festival!

But Milk is Important has been selected for the Official Competition in the Graduation Animation Category at the Ottawa 2013 International Animation Festival.

Ottawa is one of the leading Canadian animation festivals and we are very happy to be one of the selected films!
The festival runs from September 18-22 so if you are there you know what to do.

We have also been informed that But Milk is Important has been chosen to form part of the Official Selection in the Academy Award qualifying category of Short Animation Film at the Guanajuato International Film Festival 2013 in Mexico.

This is really fun for us to know our film will be all the way over to Mexico
Its from July 19th - 28th and is packed with a good programme.

And also Giffoni Film Festival in Italy have chosen our film to be screened in their programme! The film will compete in the Generator +18 Short Films. 

We are very pleased and proud to be able to show our work in this world leading film festival for children and young adults.
Its from 19-28th July and takes place in the little Italian town of Giffoni Valle Piana in Campania, Southern Italy. 

Wiho! and have a great summer! :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Gold Award at Visuelt!

Last Friday 'But Milk Is Important' won Gold in 'Moving Image' in the Student category at the Norwegian competition Visuelt.

Visuelt is an annual event for the creative industry in Norway and consists of awards, seminars, prize award, party and exhibition. And has gradually grown to become the most important competition for designers and illustrators in Norway.

We are very honored and thankful for this prize! Thank you Visuelt!

Read more about it HERE

And check out the jurys motivation here! :

Gull Visuelt 2013 - Animasjonsfilm “But Milk Is Important” from Grafill on Vimeo.

New Poster!

Since we have been so lucky and won a couple of awards - here is our new updated poster. 
Thank you Linn Mork who made our poster and also the fonts for the poster!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Visuelt" (visual) Nominee!

"But Milk Is Important" is nominated in the student category of Grafills Visual competition. The winner will be announced on May 31st. We will be in Vienna at this time at the Vienna Independent Short Film festival so we cant make it there. But fingers crossed!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New award at Anifest!

We just got the good news that 'But Milk Is Important' won 'Student Special Award' at Anifest 2013!

The jurys motivation was:
"The filmmakers have won not only with the original story, but also a peculiar form of puppet film."

Thank you Anifest!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Audience award! wiho!

"But Milk Is Important" was screened at Frame by Frame this Saturday April 6th. The audience was asked to vote on the film they enjoyed the most and "But Milk Is Important" came on top!

Thank you all who voted!

You can read more about Frame by Frame at

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Annecy and more new festivals!!

We are super proud to announce that But Milk Is Important is in the Official Selection at Annecy International Animated Festival!!
The film is competing in the student film category, and the festival is taking place 10th - 15th of June!

More great news is that the film is also selected for  VIS - Vienna Independent Shorts 2013 (28th May to 2nd June) !

And it is also selected for AniFest in Czech Republic !!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Not only one award... but TWO!

But Milk Is Important has taken its TWO new awards at the 8th Athens Animfest 2013!!!
Our film won the
1st award for "Best Student Film" and "Post Graduate Student Jury"

We are super duper happy and so glad our film is being well recieved abroad! Unfortunately we could not be there at the festival this year, but hopefully we can be there another time!

We want to thank the people in the student jury; Demetri Papadopoulos, Ersi Spathopoulou and Maria Kontogiorgou and the people representing the Post Graduate Student Jury!
From the jury's award note:

"A beautifully made stop motion animation film about a man suffering from a social phobia and his quest for . . . milk.
A smart script with a taste of black humor and an interesting ending. Amazing facial expressions on the puppet."You can read the full award list here
at Athens Animfest homepage!

Again, thank you!

Eirik and Anna

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Athens Animfest

'But Milk Is Important' is selected to screen at 8th Athens Animfest 7-13 March!
--------> Athens Animfest

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Be There! Corfu Animation Festival!

Our film is selected to screen at Be There! Corfu Animation Festival that takes place 4-7 April 2013 in Corfu, Greece 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Minimalen Short Film Festival!

We are very happy to announce that the film is selected to screen and compete at
Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway, February 27 - March 3, 2013!