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At Cinema Libre Studio

We open eyes and minds one film at a time, one person at a time. We believe in the power knowledge and the power of film to capture that knowledge which can be a force to affect change in the world today..

What We Do...

Cinema Libre studio is a full service, specialized boutique film studio, which offers an array of services to the independent filmmaker including production, post-production, domestic distribution (theatrical, home entertainment & digital, and educational), and international sales.


We produce and co-produce narrative features and documentary films that explore cultural, political, and current global topics.


We have distributed over 150 narrative films and documentaries through multiple channels - from national theatrical releases and one-night events to DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms.


Our experienced team can analyze your project's unique requirements and tailor a plan based on workflow, materials, and budget. We can take you from first cut to picture lock through output and delivery, offering our working knowledge of delivery requirements for domestic and international sales.


We acquire for distribution and international sales thoughtful and carefully crafted independent films about a variety of topics ranging from environment & health issues to political activism & poverty.


We have a collection of over 150 titles in major subject areas such as environment, globalization, social justice, political science, LGBT, arts, music & culture, which are all available educationally for colleges, universities, k-12, research institutions, museums, and non-profit organizations.

Cinema Libre On Demand

In keeping with the digital revolution, we have made our titles available to Stream, Rent or Download through digital platforms like Hulu, iTunes, and Vimeo On Demand. Watch now!

  • "When I work with Cinema Libre Studio, I know my films have a home where they will be treated with integrity. Cinema Libre has demonstrated great care not only towards my films, but towards the issues I cover in my films, and towards me as a filmmaker. I'm proud to call them my partners in my documentary filmmaking work."

    - Jen Marlowe, Director of REBUILDING HOPE & DARFUR DIARIES
  • "Regarding post houses, Cinema Libre Studio did an outstanding job on our film: "The World is my Country". The impossible became a breeze. Really extraordinary quality and speed at a very reasonable price. They handled deadlines (that would make others frantic) with efficiency, skill and calm assurance. We love their spirit, atmosphere and professionalism"

    - Arthur Kanegis and Melanie Bennet, Director and Producer of THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY
  • "I love Cinema Libre! Not only are they great distributors, they're like family. Who would've thought that a film about the homeless community on Skid Row would get a two week theatrical release at the ArcLight Hollywood. I urge every filmmaker to work with them."

    - Agi Orsi, Producer of LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME
  • "Releasing an indie feature is harder than ever now - but Cinema Libre will collaborate with you, listen to you, and most importantly, be honest with you. I am very happy that Cinema Libre distributed 'disFIGURED' "

    - Glenn Gers, Writer/Director of DISFIGURED
  • "This is not your run-of-the-mill Hollywood company; this is a down-to-Earth group of individuals who truly care.
    Any filmmaker with a social message to share by way of cinema can truly do no better. If CLS didn't exist, they'd have to be invented."

    - Eric Shapiro, Writer-Director of LIVING THINGS: A VEGAN & MEAT DEBATE
  • "Having worked for over a decade on my film, it was crucial for me to find a distributor that understood the care and dedication that my documentary needed"

    - Joshua Bell, Director of IN BETWEEN SONGS

Who We Are

Cinema Libre Studio is a leader in the production and distribution of independent narratives and social issue, documentary films. Since its inception in 2003, the studio has released over 200 titles and remains at the forefront of the independent film movement, providing the expertise and relationships needed to help filmmakers reach a global audience via all forms of media.

Headquartered in Burbank, CA, the team has worked on dozens of renowned films, including Outfoxed, The End of Poverty?, Rachid Bouchareb's London River, Oliver Stone's South of the Border, Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home, Can't Stand Losing You, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, and most recently, Worlds Apart. The studio is currently developing Angola 1, 2, & 3--a narrative film based on the lives of three unjustly incarcerated men in Louisiana's infamous state prison.

The company offers a full array of services to the independent filmmaker including production, post-production, and domestic distribution (Theatrical, DVD, VOD, and Educational), broadcast and international sales, as well as marketing, grassroots outreach, PR, graphic design, and web design. Its unique ability in today's indie film arena to cohesively foster every component of the distribution and marketing process allows Cinema Libre to maximize a film's overall exposure and sales potential while carefully containing expenses. The Cinema Libre team is committed to championing daring films that entertain, enlighten, and inspire.

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Our Team

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