Mission and Purpose
Tucson’s OUT IN THE DESERT is a celebration of LGBT cinema that seeks to create an affirming atmosphere in which to promote acceptance and tolerance, while showcasing the very best in independent films by, for or about the LGBT community.
About the Festival
A celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films. The 1st annual OUT IN THE DESERT, Tucson’s International LGBT Film Festival- will showcase the best features, documentaries, shorts and musical films exploring LGBT issues and/or created by members of the LGBT community.
Out in the Desert will celebrate the gay and lesbian experience in the Tucson by providing a sense of community through film. The festival aims to enrich and entertain the public with programming that offers diverse perspectives on the LGBT experience, as well as meet the increasing demand for alternative/independent films in the Tucson area. The six-day film festival will showcase features, documentaries, short and music films by new and established artists and offer attendees the opportunity to view topics of interest to the LGBT communities, as well as to interact with filmmakers and documentary subjects in attendance.