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Norway’s ‘But Milk is Important’ Now Online

Stop-motion animated short from Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen and Anna Mantzaris has screened at more than 100 festivals, including Annecy, Hiroshima and Zagreb, picking up 21 international awards.

Following an incredibly successful festival run with screenings at more than 100 festivals including Annecy, Hiroshima and Zagreb, the stop-motion animated short But Milk is Important is now available for viewing online.

But Milk is Important is the graduation film from Norwegian animators Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen and Swedish-born Anna Mantzaris. Created at Volda University College in Norway, the short stop-motion animation delves into the world of social anxiety and mental illness in a soft, surreal and humorous manner. It follows a man suffering with a social anxiety, who after a particularly vicious anxiety attack awakens to find a strange creature in his apartment. Why is he here? What does he want? Why is he so fluffy?

But Milk is Important has received 21 international awards to date, including the public prize and Walt Disney Award at the 2013 Ottawa International Animation Festival and the audience award at the 2014 London International Animation Festival, and was named the best film by an emerging artist at the 2014 Giraf Festival of Independent Animation.

Watch it now in the player below:

Source: Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen & Anna Mantzaris

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.