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Ana Stefaniak

MA work

I May Be Some Time...

I May Be Some Time… is a short animated film about an old, grumpy man, Lawrence, who is forced on a journey to confront his inner self. Throughout the journey he grows younger and in the end of the film he is just a child.

The film is inspired by the concept of growing up and encountering various disappointments, small and drastic ones, which create and change us. 


  • Profile Ana Stefaniak
  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2014

  • I am an animator and illustrator interested in narrative stories usually set in surreal worlds. My work is usually based around the idea of magical realism, symbolism and psychology. It is crucial for me to make my work and stories original with an alternative sub meaning.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Animation, University For The Creative Arts, 2012
  • Experience

  • Puppet workshop, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad India, 2013; Animation assistant, Asylum Films, London, 2013; Lead animator, Dokfilm, Volda Norway, 2012
  • Awards

  • Best Animation, BFI Future Film Festival, 2013; Best Short Film (Age 16-25), Framed Film Festival, 2012 ; Best British Film, Anifest Caterbury, 2012