Upcoming screenings

June 29, 2020, 6.30pm (postponed from April 20th: If you bought tickets for the April 20th screening, they will be honored at the June 29th screening)
Sebastiani Theater, 476 1st St East, Sonoma, CA 95476
Details here

Previous Lion Ark screenings
October 1st, 2013: Lion Ark World Premiere Raindance Film Festival, London
Read more about our world premiere here

October 5th, 2013:  Lion Ark US Premiere Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA
Read more about our US premiere here

October 6th, 2013: Lion Ark San Diego Film Festival, San Diego, CA 92101
Read more here

October 8th, 2013:  Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, CA

October 12th-25th, 2013: Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu, HI
Read more here

October 28th-November 1st, 2013: Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Pompano Beach/Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, FL

November 7th, 2013: Virginia Film Festival, Charlottesville, VA

November 9th-11th, 2013: Starz Denver Film Festival, Denver, CO

November 13th, 2013: Sun & Sand Film & Music Festival, Biloxi, MS

November 15th, 2013:  VIP Los Angeles Premiere,  Beverly Hills, CA
A special screening of Lion Ark to raise money to rescue Peru’s circus animals, as we did in Bolivia. The Peruvian Government has asked Animal Defenders International to help enforce the circus ban we have secured there, and remove the animals.

November 15th – 21st: Week-long screenings in Los Angeles & New York 

December 14th – 15th, 2013: Anchorage International Film Festival, Anchorage, AK

January 14th, 2014: Irvine International Film FestivalIrvine, CA

February 21st – 23rd, 2014: Beloit International Film Festival, Beloit, WI

February 27th – March 1st , 2014: Sedona International Film FestivalSedona, AZ

March 8th, 2014: Omaha Film Festival, Omaha, NE

April 5th – 9th, 2014: Palm Beach International Film Festival, Palm Beach, FL

May 25th, 2014: Lion Ark’s Texas State Premiere & VIP Fundraising Gala, Austin, TX. Supported by Different Rhythm Foundation and Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary

May 31st, 2014: Special Memorial Tribute Screening of Lion Ark for Dr. Mel Richardson, Chico, CA 95928

May 31st, 2014: Crossroads Festival for Documentary Film and Discourse, Austrian premiere, Graz, Austria

October 2nd, 2014:  Lion Ark opens in Bolivian movie theatres
La Paz: Mega Center – Official premiere and VIP screening, plus Q&A with filmmakers and rescuers; Santa Cruz: Cine Center; Cochabamba: Cine Center

October 3rd, 2014:  Lion Ark in Bolivian movie theatres
La Paz: Mega Center; Santa Cruz: Cine Center – including special VIP screening, plus Q&A with filmmakers and rescuers.  Back in  the city where the Lion Ark compound was based; Cochabamba: Cine Center

October 2nd-15th, 2014: Arca de Leones in cinemas in Bolivia
La Paz: Mega Center; Santa Cruz: Cine Center; Cochabamba: Cine Center

November 11th, 2014 – Chapter, Cardiff, UK.

November 15th, 2014 – Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, UK.

November 17th, 2014 – Plaza Community Cinema, Waterloo, Liverpool, UK.

November 25th, 2014 – The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford, UK.

November 28th, 2014 – Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. 

December 1st, 2014 – The Electric Theatre, Guildford, UK.

December 6th, 2014 – West End Gala Screening and Fundraiser at Prince Charles Cinema and Ruby Blue Bar, London, UK.

December 9th, 2014 – Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester, UK.

December 11th, 2014 – The Light Cinema, New Brighton, Merseyside, UK.

December 15th, 2014 – Whirled Cinema, London, UK.

December 17th, 2014 – Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton, UK.

February 14th, 2015: Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival, Gainesville, Florida

March 7, 2015: Boulder International Film Festival Boulder, CO

April 11, 2015: The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival, Evansville, IN

April 13, 2015: The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Tonawanda, NY

April 23, 2015: Ritz 5, Philadelphia, PA

April 25, 2015: Screening with Senator Daylin Leach,  Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA

April 26, 2015: Ambler Theater, Ambler, PA 19002

July 23, 2015: Everyman Walton, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

November 7th & 8th, 2015: YES Film Festival YES Cinema, Columbus, IN

April 9, 2016: Lion Ark – Save The Lions Screening LA Screen Actors Guild, Los Angeles, CA

September 29, 2016: Lion Ark South African Premiere Cape Town

October 1, 2016: Lion Ark Screening, Johannesburg

November 7, 2016: Missouri state premiere, Drury University, Springfield, MO
Presented in conjunction with the Drury University Forum on Animal Rights, which is entirely funded by the Bob Barker Endowment Fund for the Study of Animal Rights.

November 9, 2016: Massachusetts state premiere, Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX, Boston, MA

November 10, 2016: UA Court Street 12 & RPX, Brooklyn, New York

November 14, 2016: New Jersey State Premiere, Kerasotes ShowPlace 14, Jersey City, NJ

November 15, 2016: Illinois State Premiere, Kerasotes Show Place ICON at Roosevelt Collection, Chicago, IL

November 16, 2016: Washington DC

November 17, 2016: Studio Movie Grill, Tampa, FL

November 20, 2016: Oakland Zoo, Oakland, CA

November 21, 2016: Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10, Portland, OR

November 22, 2016: Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

December 3rd, 2016 at 7pm: Johannesburg, South Africa
Conscious108, 108 Greenway Greenside, 2193 Johannesburg  Hosted by Ban Animal Trading South Africa

February 18, 2017: Full Frame Theater, Durham, NC

February 19, 2017: Plaza Theater, Atlanta, GA

February 20, 2017: Athens, GA
Free screening sponsored by University of Georgia student organization Speak Out for Species

March 14, 2017: Łódź, Poland.
Read more about the premiere in Poland here.

March 15, 2017: Italian Senate, Italy.

March 17, 2017: Gdansk, Poland.

March 17, 2017: Katowice, Poland

March 20, 2017: Krakow, Poland

March 26, 2017: Rzeszów, Poland

March 31, 2017: Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA

April 5, 2017: Lanesboro, MA, presented by Berkshire Voters for Animals

April 25, 2017: Hadley, MA presented by Western MA. Animal Rights Advocates

April 26, 2017: Warsaw, Poland Hosted by Viva! Poland

June 3, 2017: CinemAmbiente 20th Environmental Film Festival, Turin, Italy

June 23, 2017: Krakow, Poland

August 5, 2017: Tuscany, Italy

August 19, 2017: Lion Ark screening and Q&A, Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1P 2PE

September 13, 2017: Lion Ark Canadian Premiere Toronto, ON

November 21st, 2017:  University of Salford, Greater Manchester.

December 9th, 2017 :  Screen4Paws Film Festival,  London

April 2nd, 2019: Lodz, Poland

August 31st, 2019: Lodz, Poland

Organize a Lion Ark screening in your community! Find out how here.


  • See awards and read reviews of Lion Ark here
  • Lion Ark at the Film Festivals here
  • Find out about Lion Ark Distribution here