Desperado 7 - Jan 29-31, 2016

Desperado has enjoyed an incredibly loyal following since our creation in 2009 and we're excited for our 2016 edition. From short films to documentaries and narratives, Desperado features films for everyone.

So we invite you to drop by for the films, talk movies for hours, or find a comfy seat and just soak up the atmosphere. There are special events such as music, vendor tables, and our LGBT art gallery.

Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix, Arizona
Desperado Audience Award

Audience Award History

  • 2015 – Boy Meets Girl
  • 2014 – Reaching for the Moon
  • 2013 – Cloudburst
  • 2012 – Going Down in La La Land
  • 2011 – Undertow
  • 2010 – Big Gay Musical
Learn More
Desperado Audience Award

Meet the STARS!

Every year, Desperado brings film makers, actors, producers, and writers to Phoenix to interact with our audience. It’s a highlight of the festival that brings film making to life. Make sure to join our mailing list so you’ll be the first to know who’ll join us this year.

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Desperado LGBT Film - Volunteer


Volunteering is one of the key ingredients of the Desperado LGBT Film Festival. Our Festival relies on Phoenix’s generosity of amazing volunteers. Young or young-at-heart, you make this Festival come alive.



Paradise Valley Community College
Center for Performing Arts
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona

Paradise Valley Community College

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) aspires to be the higher learning organization of choice by creating engaging lifelong educational relationships that inspire and support all learners to increase their capacity for personal growth and positive social change.

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Become a Desperado champion today! Follow this link then select the Desperado Diversity and Inclusion Program Fund from the drop down menu.