September 28-30, 2018

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ALL ACCESS PASSES ON SALE NOW.  All Access Passes are only $65.00 and holders get priority seating to all films! Individual tickets are available on each film’s event page.

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Festival 2018

Jury Award – HEART, BABY!
Audience Award – SNAPSHOTS
Best Short Film – The Real Thing
Best Student Short – Cuddlefish

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

Desperado Audience Award

Audience Award History

  • 2018 – Snapshots
  • 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
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.

Desperado Over the Years
Desperado LGBT Film - Sponsorship Interest Form 2018

2018 Sponsorship Interest Form

Our sponsors help to fund programs and events that promote diversity through education-focused community outreach. Fill out our Sponsorship Interest Form today to see how we can partner together!



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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