The Desperado LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ community.

Audience Award - no monetary prize.

DVD/BluRay, Digital Download format only.

Important - We are a college affiliated event and therefore require a signed statement verifying 100% ownership of all films that are selected for our festival.

If your film is selected for the festival, then you will need to provide 2 DVD copies to the festival - mailed to the above address - or links for digital download.

Include any relevant publicity photos and information as well as a cast and crew list.

If your entry is accepted for our festival, you will be notified several weeks prior to the festival.

The film must be sent to the Desperado Film Festival at the film maker's expense.

Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn.

Label the DVD with the film's title, running time, director's name, and contact phone/email.

Desperado must have permission to use up to 3 minutes of footage or photographic stills from the work for broadcast, web publication, or other promotional purposes.

Desperado must be notified in writing of any press or photo restrictions.

The filmmaker holds the Festival harmless from damage to, or loss of, the DVD or any publicity material.

Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

The festival kindly requests that any awards won be mentioned in the projects' promotional materials.

The selection committees' decisions are final.

By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

The entry fee is nonrefundable.

Overall Rating
  • Alex Sangha

    I am so grateful that my debut feature documentary was a part of your wonderful festival. Thank you so much for selecting Emergence: Out of the Shadows.

    October 2021
  • Gisela Chicolino

    A festival of this topic is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite programming for the audiences.

    October 2021
  • Atlas Woods-Smith

    Excellent communication, and all-around a great time.

    May 2021
  • Love this festival! So honored to be a part of it!

    April 2021
  • Nahum Laufer

    in these covid days,, and virtual festivals , Despardo was well organized got very good reponse and reviews.

    November 2020