MIFF Schools: Teachers' Screening
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MIFF Schools: Teachers' Screening

Unclassified 15+ | 105 mins
Wed 30 May 6:00 PM
Assisted ListeningSubtitledWheelchair Access

General Admission

Teenage students from Indonesia, India, Mexico and Hawaii prepare to take the Olympics of world science fairs by storm.

This compelling, globe-trotting documentary from director Laura Nix charts the experiences of seven young scientists as they prepare for the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Tackling issues such as water pollution, air quality and even the levels of arsenic found in local soils after natural disasters, these seven inspiring teenagers grapple with problems that are directly affecting their homelands as they also struggle with the day-to-day hassles of being a kid on the verge of adulthood.

An antidote to the current global political discourse where climate change is denied and new technologies are thwarted for the sake of profits, Inventing Tomorrow might just give hope for a better future. With echoes of the crowd favourite spelling bee doc Spellbound (MIFF 2003), Inventing Tomorrow is a joyous celebration of adolescent determination.

"Inventing Tomorrow is a documentary about badass teenagers who will save all of us." – Nerdist

D Laura Nix P Melanie Miller, Diane Becker L Indonesian, Spanish, English TD DCP/2018


Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.

Box Office

The MIFF Box Office, hosted by ACMI will be open on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July for MIFF Members, and from Friday 13 July for the General Public. This Box Office accepts Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card.


Public Transport

ACMI is located in close vicinity to Flinders Street Train Station and is serviced by both Swanston Street and Flinders Street trams.

Go to ptv.vic.gov.au for public transport information.

Physical Entrance

The main entrance to ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) is from Federation Square. Wheelchair access is provided at the main entrance and via the accessibility entrance located at the Flinders Street facade (see map Galleries Level) where a lift can take visitors up to Entry Level.

The central lifts provide access to the Cinemas Level.

Wheelchairs are available from the Ticketing & Information Desk if required.

Visually impaired warning markers are located on the floor before each step to provide a clear signal of a change of level.

To view a map of ACMI detailing entrances, levels and accessible amenities visit: acmi.net.au/maps_acmi_venue.htm


Wheelchair Accessible Seating

Wheelchair accessible seating is available in both ACMI 1 & 2. ACMI 1 wheelchair accessible seating is in the front row of the cinema on entry level; additional spaces are available in the back row if required. These are accessed through an internal lift with assistance from ACMI staff. ACMI 2 wheelchair accessible seating is located at the rear of the cinema close to the entrance.

Wheelchair accessible seating in Studio 1 (Talking Pictures events) is located at the front of the seating area. Please see a member of the Front of House team for assistance.

For more information about accessing ACMI visit: acmi.net.au/access.htm


Accessible Toilet

Accessible Toilets are located to the right of the escalators on Level 1.


Audio Induction Loops

This venue possesses Audio Induction Loops and/or other assistive listening technology.  This technology is available on request from the Tickets & Information Desk who can be contacted on 03 8663 2200.


Ticket booking

Should you have access requirements, please book your tickets by calling our friendly Box Office staff who will assist you. The contact number is 03 8660 4888.

MIFF is also contactable through the National Relay Service on 133 677 then MIFF Office 03 8660 4898.

Some cinemas have limited wheelchair space, so we recommend booking well in advance.


Accessible Parking

Flinders Lane

  • between Spencer and King Street: 2 spaces, 2 hours
  • between Elizabeth and Swanston Street: 2 spaces, 2 hours
  • between Swanston and Russell Street: 1 space, 4 hours
  • between Russell and Exhibition Street: 1 space, 2 hours

Flinders Street

  • between Elizabeth and Swanston Street: 1 space, 2 hours

Russell Street

  • between Bourke and Little Bourke Street: 1 space, 2 hours
  • between Little Collins and Bourke Street: 1 space, 2 hours

It is also possible to drop passengers off on Russell Street. Maximum vehicle height: 2 metres.

For further information, please contact MIFF Box Office on 03 8660 4898.