Originally from Yugoslavia, Ana-Marija is a versatile comedian, writer, and actor. Most recently she performed in the Just For Laughs Originals taping at Dynasty Typewriter in 2021, listen to the album here. Her original screenplay, Stefan, made it to the Second Round of the Austin Film Festival Script Competition 2021, was selected as a Finalist at the Big Apple Film Festival Agents and Managers Lab 2021 and the Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2020, the quarter-finals of the 6th Annual TV Writing Contest in 2021, the Scriptation Showcase quarter-finals 2021, and the Creative Screenwriting Competition quarter-finals 2021. She was also a staff writer for The Beaverton, an online satire news site, in 2020.
Ana-Marija performed at the pre-show for Adam Sandler's performance in Toronto 2019. She did her first TV taping at Winnipeg Comedy Festival that aired on CBC in 2020 and was featured in NBC Showcase in the Women in Comedy Festival Boston 2018. Her completely improvised, multi-cam, live switched sitcom she developed called APT 205 was selected as a pitch finalist at Stareable Fest in NYC 2019.
She was a recipient of Netflix's 2018 Diversity of Voices fellowship at the Banff World Media Festival, and was one of 20 applicants selected for their industry pitch program.
Ana-Marija's podcast she co-hosted called "F*ckgirls" was featured on iTunes "New and Noteworthy." It was also nominated for Best Podcast at the I Heart Joke Awards 2020. Her web series of the same title completed its first season online and was selected for the Great Canadian Sketch Comedy Film Festival 2018. She also has an original series she co-wrote and stars in called "Neighbours," broadcast on CBC Comedy digital. And has appeared numerous times in the comedic series "Torontopia" broadcast on CBC Comedy. She has also been in 3 national commercials. Check out some of the things I've been in and/or created!
Ana-Marija has participated and shone in a number of competitions across North America. She was a finalist in the Sirius XM’s Top Comic Competition 2017 and a semi-finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2017.
Credits include: Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2019, SLO Comedy Fest 2019, JFL42 2018, Field Trip 2018, Women in Comedy Fest 2018, JFL42 2017, All Jane Festival 2017, Crom Comedy Festival 2017, Breakout Comedian of the Year IHJ Nominee 2018.
Stojic's strong material includes some discussion of her family ties to Croatia but, when asked if there's any one thing about Toronto that has shaped her work, she, with emphatic vagueness, exclaims, "Everything probably!"
"I can't imagine life happening any other way and me still being where I am," she adds. "This has as much to do with my perception, as it does with my upbringing probably. I am from an immigrant family, from two generations of war, instability and then stability, and a lot of cartoons."