Desperado 7 - A Huge Success!

Thank you to all who attended Desperado 2016. One of our strongest programs ever was a wonderful success and well received by the LGBT community. Our team can't wait to see what films we can bring to Phoenix next year.

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

Audience Award History

  • 2016 – Akron
  • 2015 – Boy Meets Girl
  • 2014 – Reaching for the Moon
  • 2013 – Cloudburst
  • 2012 – Going Down in La La Land
  • 2011 – Undertow
  • 2010 – Big Gay Musical
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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 85032

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. We're a 501(3)c and our festival helps fund LGBT student scholarships!