Audience Award - A Million Happy Nows
Best Documentary - Strike A Pose
Best Short Film - Happy F-ing Valentine's Day
Best Student Short - Walk For Me
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Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix, Arizona
Desperado Audience Award

Audience Award History

  • 2017 – A Million Happy Nows
  • 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

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Desperado Over the Years
Desperado LGBT Film - Desperado Flyer 2017

2017 Flyer

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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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