About Our Festival

About the Desperado LGBT Film and Arts Festival – Our Mission is Diversity and Education

The Desperado LGBT Film and Arts Festival is an event hosted by a PVCC student organization. Desperado’s mission is to showcase quality films that are related to the experiences of the LGBT community. Our goal is to create an event that is educational, enlightening, entertaining, and enjoyable. In addition to the screening of films, local artisans are showcased at our outdoor amphitheater and painters and photographers are showcased in the art gallery.

Outdoor events and the art gallery are free and open to the public.

If you’d like to read more about MCCCD’s dedication to diversity – click here.

PVCC Mission:

The Mission of Paradise Valley Community College is to educate the whole person and to serve our students and our communities by providing learning opportunities that are designed to help them achieve their goals. Also, PVCC provides access to these opportunities in a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment.

The Desperado Film Festival supports the Vision and Mission of the college by showcasing films that promote understanding of complex issues and initiatives that create positive social change, promote inclusion, and illustrate the importance of cross cultural communication.

Proceeds from the Desperado Film Festival support LGBTQA Scholarships!

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation

Maricopa Community College FoundationThe Desperado Diversity Fund is part of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation which is a 501(3)c. All donations via the Foundation( Desperado Diversity and Inclusion Fund) are tax deductible.

To donate, click HERE.

Address:

Paradise Valley Community College
Center for Performing Arts
18401 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Email: info@desperadofilmfestival.com

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!