DocFest for Schools

The DocFest for Schools program encourages students to engage with current critical issues and to explore new ideas.

There is no charge to attend and admission is limited to pre-registered students, their teachers and chaperons. Contact for more information or to register.

During the 2019 Festival we screened the film Inventing Tomorrow, directed by Laura Nix, at The Empire Theatre.

Inventing Tomorrow

Directed by Laura Nix

  • USA, 2018
  • 87 min


For the 2019 Festival , in partnership with Hot Docs, Docs for Schools, we presented an amazing critically acclaimed film to show on The Empire Theatres big screen. Directed by filmmaker Laura Nix. Inventing Tomorrow tells the stories of youth roused by the issues faced by their own communities, brilliant young minds from around the globe gather in Los Angeles for the world’s largest high school science fair, tackling environmental crises with ingenuity, inspiration and hope.


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