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Is a member of: EIFF 2011
The Academy

Canada/English (91 mins)

Encore Presentation. They are society’s flotsam - a select group of convicted youths given a second chance by a shadowy organization: The Academy. They will be trained to become efficient weapons of death. For their final exam, classmates must track down and eliminate each other until only one remains. The rules: They cannot engage each other in public places, in front of witnesses, or harm or cause harm to innocent bystanders. This is The Academy. Let the exam begin.

Filmed entirely in Edmonton, by the very talented and gone-too-soon young filmmaker Kenneth Barr, The Academy is a relentlessly fast-paced thriller guaranteed to leave you breathless! Join us for an encore screening of the film Ken was so proud to share with hometown audiences at last year’s festival, and help us toast to the legacy of one of the most passionate filmmakers we’ve ever had the pleasure to welcome to EIFF.


  • Kenneth Barr


  • Kenneth Barr


  • Amanda Bladon
  • Andrew Burke
  • Christian Garon
  • Corey Loranger
  • David Heacock
  • Neil Chase
  • Ryan Burke
  • Sindy Lau
  • Trent Frostad

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