my year of dicks

…because everybody has one.

Thank you to everyone who made 2022-2023 an unforgettable, wonderful year! Keep watching this space for updates — we hope to have more to share soon.

– Team Dicks


We wanted to take this moment of attention MY YEAR OF DICKS is receiving to shine light on challenges and atrocities facing the very young people this story is about. Also people kept asking for shirts. So check out our DOLL PARTS merch to fundraise for

“For us… it’s Dicks all the way.”

We are LIVE for a limited time, happy to share our film with you.

We sat down with Emmy-nominated Martha Kelly to talk about boys, animation, glory holes, sex talks, and what it’s like when you deeply need to get it all out there.
Popping so much champagne. Thank you to the animation community and massive congrats to all our fellow nominees. It’s been quite a year!
Thank you to Indiewire for placing us high on their Oscar predictions!

We don’t even know where to start but we want to thank every single person who put their time, talent, and hearts into My Year of Dicks. What an honor to be included with such special works of art.

Fingers crossed and go, Dicks, go!

Thank you, Animation Magazine!
Thank you, Indiewire!
making of my year of dicks – For Your Consideration: Best Animated Short Film
Thank you, Chicago Film Festival jury, for such kind words!
“For its visually innovative mix of collage, rotoscope, archival footage and drawings that all enhance the clash between imagination and real life.” — WINNER: ANIMATED SERIES COMPETITION
You can catch us at the 58th Chicago International Film Festival as a part of their Shorts Competition. We’re in the animation program, screening Oct 16th @ 2:30, or AVAILABLE TO SCREEN ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OCT 13- OCT 23 for $17.
Dallas! We are headed to all y’all’s film festival Oct 15th and 19th at the Alamo Draft House – 7 as part of the Shorts Competition!
(We’re in program “Shorts 2”)
Honored to be up for Best Animation Short, playing November 4th at Raindance 2022!
Heading to London (and online) this October for the BFI London Film Festival. We’ve been selected among their shorts series spotlighting The Flight or Fight Response. (Our teenaged selves would be so proud!)
Thrilled to be a part of the 19th ANNUAL BENDFILM FESTIVAL: IN-PERSON OCTOBER 6-9 | VIRTUAL OCTOBER 10-23, 2022! (Showtimes and info: here.)

We’re headed to Ottawa International Animation Festival as part of their Animated Series Competition! “Chapter 5: The Sex Talk” is up against some extraordinary storytellers in adult animation.

Thank you to the jury of Festival ANIMATOR 2022 for awarding us with Best Animated Series! Such incredible works showcased this year, and a fun Q&A that focused on why animation is a medium, not a genre. We hope to attend ANIMATOR in person some day! We are touched by the passionate words of your jury, and accept this award on behalf of our cast and crew, who are the absolute best. ❤️❤️❤️🥳

Sara accepts the Cristal award for Best TV Production at the 2022 Annecy Festival in Annecy, France
"Entre la deslumbrante estética y la creatividad con la que aborda la sexualidad adolescente sin perder por eso una perspectiva realista, My Year of Dicks se erige como una de las producciones de animación para adultos más personales, estimulantes y valiosas del 2022. La disfrutarán cinéfilos inquietos y amantes de la animación de todas las edades -infancia excluida por razones obvias-, pero no sería mala idea que se proyectase en institutos, aunque solo sea para que más de una adolescente identifique antes a idiotas en potencia."

“Between the dazzling aesthetics and the creativity with which it addresses adolescent sexuality without losing a realistic perspective, My Year of Dicks stands as one of the most personal, stimulating and valuable adult animation productions of 2022. It will be enjoyed by restless moviegoers and animation lovers of all ages -children excluded for obvious reasons-, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea if it were screened in high schools, if only so that more than one teenager would identify potential idiots first.”

Read this wonderful review from @animacionparaadultos in full here.

This festival was an amazing time, and day by (very hot, very beautiful) day it only got better! It means more than html can say to receive the Cristal from Annecy 2022 for My Year of Dicks. We met so many people who wanted to talk about the Pams and Sams of their lives, and we thank you for sharing your hearts and your memories. Merci beaucoup!

Thank you to the Animation Jury at Brooklyn Film Festival for this incredible honor!

Hooray! Thank you to the Episodic Series Jury at @laliff_ for this award. We truly enjoyed our fellow shows in competition and made some new friends while seeing old ones.

Jeanette Jeanenne and Pamela Ribon nervously make their way through the LALIFF Q&A.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 05: 2022 Cast, Crew, and Friends of “My Year of Dicks” in attendance at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival held at TLC Chinese Theatre on June 05, 2022 in Hollywood, California, United States (Photo by Jc Olivera / LALIFF)
Such an honor to be selected for Annecy’s 2022 TV Film program! Sara and Pam (and Ethan!) will be in attendance. We are so looking forward to this incredible week of celebration in animation.

LOS ANGELES! We are having our in-person premiere Sunday, June 5th at 4pm in Hollywood at the TCL Chinese Theatre! We are thrilled to be a part of the LA Latino International Film Festival. In addition to talented Latinx cast and crew, our very own EP Jeanette Jeaneanne is an alumna of LALIFF!

So very excited to be a part of Brooklyn Film Festival! You can watch ONLINE June 3-12, or IN PERSON at Windmill Studios at 6pm.

Get a ticket for your personal online screening here.

Tickets for In Person available here.

<<<<< Pam accepts the SXSW 2022 Special Jury Recognition award for Pam+Sara for Unique Vision in Writing and Directing

“Hey, it’s Pam. I’m fifteen. Trying to lose my virginity. Anyway, here’s My Year of Dicks.”

-coming soon from Wonder Killer, Cat’s Pajamas, and FX Productions

With echoes of Waking Life and assorted coming of age films (SuperbadDazed and Confused), My Year of Dicks (which features contributions from an assortment of indie animators like Brian Smee and Amanda Bonaiuto) is a visually innovative mix of collage, rotoscope, archival footage, and drawings that all enhance the clash between imagination and real life.

The Animation Pimp Presents – Binocular Briefs September 2022

My Year of Dicks is a hilarious and provocative work of animation thirty years in the making. Emotional and genre-mashing, an imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. This charming, heart-stomp, retro-romantic-comedy pulls no punches with its female-forward look at sexual awakening. Icelandic director Sara Gunnarsdóttir (Diary of a Teenage Girl, “The Case Against Adnan Syed”) is known for her honest, emotional artwork, and creator/writer Pamela Ribon (Moana, Ralph Breaks the Internet, My Boyfriend is a Bear) has been telling unusual stories with unusual heroes for a long time. This is an adaptation of her mortifying memoir NOTES TO BOYS (AND OTHER THINGS I SHOULDN’T SHARE IN PUBLIC), which NPR called “brain-breakingly funny.”

  • Project Type: Animation, Short
  • Genres: Animated, Comedy, Young Adult, Adult Animation, Sex
  • Runtime: 25 minutes