Inventing Tomorrow film

Celebrate National Science Week with a film screening! National Science Week (10-18 August 2019) provides an opportunity for the curious to connect, and to breathe new ideas into regional communities with inspiring programs. Adding to the opportunity for community screenings presented by SCINEMA, Film Outreach is a new initiative that invites communities to host their own screenings of the inspirational documentary Inventing Tomorrow.!

Following passionate teenage innovators from around the globe, Inventing Tomorrow shows how young people are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards.

Rated for all ages, Inventing Tomorrow provides inspiration from the next generation of bright thinkers, on the road to the world’s largest science fair. 

In Bangalore, Sahithi works to reduce toxic waste pouring into the ‘city of a thousand lakes’. Across the globe, in one of Mexico’s most industrial cities, Jesus, Jose and Fernando are exploring ways to improve air quality. Nuha is seeking a solution to the ocean pollution affecting her Indonesian island home, and in Hawaii, Jared is inspired by his grandmother’s survival of two tsunami’s. 

“This snapshot of adolescent ingenuity and innovation… can’t help but leave the viewer feeling hopeful about the future.” (Variety)

They’re all on their way to the International Science and Engineering Fair to present their world-changing ideas. With echoes of crowd favourite spelling bee doco, Spellbound, director Laura Nix treats her subjects as the outstanding young scientists they are, but also as real teenagers, who sing pop-songs and crush on their peers. 

Uplifting and reaffirming, Inventing Tomorrow is a joyous celebration of adolescent determination. 

Order the film

Councils, venues and community organisations wanting to host their own screenings can purchase a market-ready program, complete with a marketing and publicity kit, creative tools, event ideas, screening tips and all film licensing and materials organised in advance. FOA provides all the tools at your fingertips to ensure a successful screening.

Offering simple, start to finish screening kits, Film Outreach Australia (FOA) is committed to taking the work out of hosting exciting new film events for communities, set to inspire and develop screen audiences across regional Australia.

For booking and enquiries, contact Dave Horsley at or phone 0430 511 644. More information can be found at

About Film Outreach Australia (FOA)

FOA works exclusively for regional Australian venues and communities to help connect audiences through film. Through sister organisation, Screenwave – which organises the Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) and Nextwave regional youth film development programs – FOA has turned the Coffs Coast into a hub of film and screen culture, and are now working to make it even easier for regional communities to do the same.

FOA provide everything you need in one simple kit – taking care of the complexities of marketing, audience development, cinema operations, curation, licensing and distribution. Everything that goes into running a film program. Set to save time and money – and bring fantastic films from Australia and around the world to local communities.