Lion Ark latest news
Posted: 19 September 2013. Updated: 13 January 2017
Find out the latest news about Lion Ark and where it is being screened.
Georgia and North Carolina screenings
Following a successful tour of the US, Lion Ark is returning to the States. Find out more
Lion Ark makes its triumphant return to Johannesburg!
Hosted by Ban Animal Trading, our multi-award winning film will be screening at vegetarian restaurant Conscious 108 on Saturday 3rd December 2016. Book tickets now ».
Lion Ark on DVD
The award-winning Lion Ark will be available on DVD from November 2016. Order this feel-good movie here.
Bolivian CITES Delegate awarded at Lion Ark screening
Courage and commitment in being the first country in the world to ban all animal acts in circuses was recognised at the Johannesburg screening of Lion Ark on Saturday 1st October. Read more
Lion Ark US tour
Lion Ark embarks on a special, two-week, “Lion Freedom” US theatrical tour in November (7th to 22nd) with plans to screen in Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Portland, Atlanta, Seattle, Jersey City, and Oakland. Details here »
Lion Ark and CITES
As the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) opens in South Africa, Lion Ark will raise awareness about animals and the enforcement of animal protection laws. Find out why the timing of the South African premiere is so important »
Lion Ark Premieres in South Africa
Multi-award winning action-documentary Lion Ark has its South African premiere later this month, in cinemas in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Get booking information »
Lion Ark on TV across South America
A newly dubbed Arca de Leones – the Spanish version of Lion Ark – was screened on Animal Planet throughout the week of August 15th, 2016 and in most South American countries. Ask Animal Planet to screen Lion Ark near you
Lion Ark in LA
Lion Ark plays at the LA Screen Actors Guild, 5:15pm on Saturday April 9, to help Animal Defenders International airlift 33 ex-circus lions from South America to a sanctuary in their native Africa next month.Read more
Lion Ark on Animal Planet Brasil
LION ARK screens on Saturday 20 February at 22.20 as part of Animal Planet Brasil’s “RELEASE YOUR BEASTS” season featuring critically acclaimed documentaries including Blood Lions, Wandering Lions and LION ARK. Read more
Winning streak for Lion Ark continues & prize money is committed to saving more lions
Lion Ark has been voted the Audience Award out of all features at YES Film Festival in Columbus, Indiana. Read more
Lion Ark returns to Indiana for YESfest 2015
Lion Ark is returning to Indiana, screening at YESfest 2015 in November. find out more
Dance album inspired by Lion Ark helps animals in need
A new dance album inspired by Lion Ark will raise funds to help ADI save animals in distress. Download/find out more
Lion House screening cancelled due to ongoing lion rescue in Peru
With Lion Ark filmmakers Tim Phillips and Jan Creamer busy overseeing the concluding stages of Operation Spirit of Freedom in Peru – where ADI is assisting government with enforcement of its circus animal ban, as we did in Bolivia – the Lion Ark screening planned for June 20th at The Wild Animal Sanctuary Lion House has unfortunately had to be cancelled. Read more
Pennsylvania Lion Ark screenings to celebrate circus bill launch
Lion Ark is coming to Pennsylvania to celebrate upcoming legislation to protect animals state-wide. Three screenings of the award-winning film will be shown, including a free screening hosted by State Senator Daylin Leach. Read more...
Lion Ark returns to New York at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
Lion Ark is to screen at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival. This will be one of the first US screenings since Lion Ark signed a worldwide distribution deal with ITV GE, who showcased the film at MIPCOM Cannes last year to global media markets. Lion Ark will have a selected US theatrical tour over the next few months, before being available on TV and Video On Demand. Read more...
Indiana State premiere of Lion Ark at Alhambra Theatre Film Festival
Lion Ark is to screen at the Alhambra Theater Film Festival for what will be its Indiana State premiere, and one of the first US screenings since the award-winning film signed a worldwide distribution deal with ITV GE. Read more...
Lion Ark wins People’s Choice Award at Boulder International Film Festival
The audience at the Boulder International Film Festival 2015, Colorado, voted an animal rights film and a conservation film as the best two feature films of the festival with Lion Ark winning the People’s Choice Award. Read more...
Lion Ark at Boulder International Film Festival
Lion Ark will be returning to Colorado and the home of our Lion Ark prides after being selected for the prestigious Boulder International Film Festival. Book tickets and find out more
Valentine’s screening at Cinema Verde Film Festival
Lion Ark is set to melt hearts at the sixth Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival in Florida. Read more / book tickets
Celebrity guests give rave reviews for Lion Ark at London gala
Lion Ark enjoyed rave reviews from a host of celebrity guests at its gala screening in London. Watch our video
Stars turn out for Lion Ark West End Gala
Stars turned out in force in London’s West End for the Gala Screening of Lion Ark, including. Emmy winning comedian Alexei Sayle, X Factor boyband Fifth Street, and TV vet Marc Abraham. Find out more
Lion Ark in London’s West End
Join us in the West End of London for a red carpet gala screening of award-winning documentary Lion Ark with the rescue team, ADI’s celebrity supporters and the filmmakers. Book tickets!
Lion Ark set to roars into cinemas across the UK
Lion Ark is set to land in cinemas across the UK, with cinemagoers among the first to see what has been touted by critics as the “feel good movie of the year!” Read more...
ITV Studios Global Entertainment to distribute award-winning Lion Ark
Lion Ark – the award winning documentary about ADI’s rescue of 25 lions from Bolivian circuses by ADI – now has an exclusive worldwide distribution deal for television, video on demand, DVD/Blu Ray, and in-flight entertainment with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Read more
Arca de Leones gets ready to roar in South America!
Lion Ark is ready to hit South America thanks to Associate Producer Vivian Bosch who has funded a Spanish version of the film. Read more
Special Screenings to Honor Dr. Mel Richardson
On May 31st, Lion Ark will hold two special screenings to honor close friend and colleague Dr. Mel Richardson, who was expected to participate in the Peru rescue, but tragically passed away in January. Read more...
Ed Asner “bitterly disappointed” to miss Texas premiere
Lion Ark’s Texas Premiere has suffered a blow with world renowned actor Ed Asner and creative artist Asher Jay having to pull out at the last minute. Read more...
Lion Ark to premiere in Austria
Lion Ark will premiere in Austria at the Crossroads Festival in Graz on May 31. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session by ADI. Read more
Screen legend Ed Asner, artist Asher Jay and hero dog join VIP lineup at Austin Gala
Actor Ed Asner and artist Asher Jay with hero dog The Colonel, will be attending the glittering Texas State Premiere for the award-winning film Lion Ark on May 25th at the Stateside at the Paramount. Read more / book tickets
Lion Ark Picks Up Sixth Award at Palm Beach International Film Festival
Lion Ark has brought its tally of awards to six at Palm Beach International Film Festival, winning the audience vote for Best Documentary. Read more...
Lion Ark Texas Premiere to Raise Funds for Peru Rescue
The Texas State Premiere of Lion Ark will be given extra bite as it will raise funds to send the team back to South America. Read more...
Lion Ark tops Omaha docs
Full report and pictures as Lion Ark wins Best Documentary in an incredibly competitive category at Omaha Film Festival. See how Lion Ark roared past the Sundance winners. Read more...
Lion Ark Selected for Palm Beach Film Festival
Lion Ark returns to Florida at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, screening on April 5th at 4pm and April 9th at 11:30am.Read more...
Lion Ark Wins in Sedona
Lion Ark has won the Audience Choice Best Environmental Film at Sedona International Film Festival – the third time a festival audience has voted Lion Ark best film. Read more...
Lion Ark Tickets Going Fast in Sedona
Lion Ark opens this week at the star-studded Sedona International Film Festival. Advance tickets for the Lion Ark opening night are already sold out. Read more...
In the chase for NAACP Image Award
Nominated for Outstanding International Motion Picture by the 45th NAACP Image Awards. Ceremony takes place in Pasadena on Friday, February 21st. Read more...
Jorja Fox & Lion Ark at Star-Studded NAACP Luncheon
Lion Ark filmmakers and CSI star Jorja Fox joined some of the biggest stars in Hollywood at this weekend’s 45th NAACP Image Award Nominees’ Luncheon. Read more...
Lion Ark Selected for Omaha Film Festival
Lion Ark has been selected for the 9th Annual Omaha Film Festival, voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” Read more...
Jorja Fox and Lion Ark team to attend NAACP Image Award Nominee’s Luncheon
The producers of Lion Ark will be attending the famous Nominees’ Luncheon this Saturday – an event recorded each year in the Library of Congress. Read more…
Lion Ark selected for Sedona Film Festival
Lion Ark has been selected for the Sedona International Film Festival, considered one of the top regional festivals in the US. Read more...
Lion Ark selected for Beloit Film Festival
Lion Ark has been selected for the 9th Beloit International Film Festival and is in the running for a “Biffy” award for achievement in filmmaking. Read more...
Lion Ark nominated for NAACP Image Award by civil rights group
Lion Ark has been nominated by America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in their Outstanding International Motion Picture category for the 45th NAACP Image Awards. Read more...
Lion Ark Selected for Irvine Film Festival
Lion Ark has been selected for the 2014 Irvine International Film Festival and will be one of eleven films competing for “Best Documentary.” Read more...
Lion Ark Best Documentary runner-up at Anchorage
Our last screenings of 2013 took place at the Anchorage International Film Festival on December 14th & 15th and we were delighted to win runner-up Audience Choice Best Documentary. Read more...
Lion Ark wraps up incredible year at Anchorage International Film Festival
Lion Ark is heading to the Anchorage International Film Festival after taking the film festival circuit by storm over recent weeks. Read more...
Lion Ark wins Best Documentary at Sun & San Festival
Hot on the heels of winning the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the San Diego Film Festival, Lion Ark has won its second award! Read more...
Hollywood Reporter tips Lion Ark as potential Oscar candidate
We are delighted to learn that The Hollywood Reporter has identified Lion Ark as a potential Oscar contender. Read more...
VIP screening/fundraiser in LA a success!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Lion Ark Celebrity VIP Screening & Fundraiser in Los Angeles on November 15th. It was a great success! Read more...
ADI Rescue Team Re-Unites For Mississippi Premiere
Lion Ark opens at Sun & Sand Film & Music Festival in Mississippi on Wednesday, November 13th. Find out more...
Lion Ark screening all week in LA an New York
We are delighted to announce that Lion Ark will be screening ALL week from November 15th-21st in Los Angeles and New York. Find out more
Lion Ark roars open the Virginia Film Festival
Lion Ark will roar open the Virginia Film Festival followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers Tim Phillips and Jan Creamer, who also led the rescue mission in Bolivia. Read more...
Lion Ark flies home to Denver to sell-out screenings
Huge local interest in Lion Ark at the Starz Denver Film Festival in Colorado – home to the movie’s big cat stars – has led to sell out screenings for the film, which opens this weekend. Read more...
Lion Ark in Alaska!
Lion Ark has been officially selected for the Anchorage International Film Festival which has the slogan “Films worth freezing for!” Read more...
Lion Ark at the Hawaii International Film Festival
We were delighted that Jorja Fox was able to join us in Hawaii at the weekend to introduce the first two of our Lion Ark screenings at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Read more...
Lion Ark Wins Best Documentary At San Diego Film Festival
We are thrilled that Lion Ark has won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the San Diego Film Festival. Read more...
Lion Ark wins the “affection of audiences” in San Diego
Highlight Hollywood announced how Lion Ark ”has won the affections of audiences at the San Diego Film Festival”. Read more...
Jorja Fox hosts US premiere
CSI star Jorja Fox gives a special introduction to the US Premiere of Lion Ark at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Read more...
Animal Angels star feature Lion Ark Night in new trailer
Scenes from our Lion Ark Night fundraiser have been included in a trailer for Animal Angels. Read more...
Brian Blessed roars his approval for Lion Ark at world premiere
Actor Brian Blessed delighted the audience as he played host at the world premiere of Lion Ark at the Raindance Film Festival on October 1st. Read more...
Jorja Fox to host US Premiere After Party Fundraiser!
Join us at our Lion Ark After Party Animal Rescue Fundraiser on October 5 at 6pm. Tickets priced $70 – includes wine and delicious vegan food. Find out more / Book tickets
Actress Jorja Fox to introduce U.S. Premiere of Lion Ark
17.09.13 Mill Valley Film Festival is to host the US premiere of Lion Ark on October 5th with a special introduction by actress Jorja Fox who appears in the film. Read more and book tickets here
World Premiere sold out!
The World Premiere Screening of Lion Ark at the Raindance Film Festival London has sold out! Thank you to everyone who snapped up tickets so quickly. However, if you missed out please contact Angie Greenaway at the ADI office – tel. 020 7630 3340 or email email@example.com
and we will put you on our list for any tickets that come available.
Lion Ark selected for San Diego Film Festival
We are delighted to announce that
Lion Ark has been selected for the San Diego Film Festival in Southern California. Tickets available shortly.
US Premiere of Lion Ark at the Mill Valley Film Festival
We are delighted to announce that Lion Ark has been officially selected for the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival run by the California Film Institute in the Bay Area of northern California. Find out more and book tickets here
Brian Blessed to host World Premiere in London
06.09.13 Legendary actor Brian Blessed will be introducing the world premiere of Lion Ark at the Raindance Film Festival in on October 1st. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and rescue team. Read more...
Lion Ark Night Photo Gallery
The stars came out for ADI’s Lion Ark Night, which saw Bob Barker receive the Lord Houghton Award for lifetime service to animal protection and Jorja Fox named ADI’s 2012 Animal Champion. Read more...
Lion Ark Night: ADI Hollywood Gala
On October 13, 2012, over 250 people attended ADI’s star-studded fundraiser in the Hollywood Hills to support the Lion Ark
movie, and the campaign to end animals in traveling circuses. Read more...
LION ARK NIGHT celebrity fundraiser announced
Join Jorja Fox and ADI for a celebrity fundraiser to support ADI undercover investigations and getting the animals out of circuses. We will be honoring award-winning TV host and philanthropist Bob Barker, who made it all possible. Read more...