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Opening night of Yorkton Film Festival to screen Donkeyhead

Show to screen evening of May 26.

YORKTON – The opening night of the Yorkton Film Festival will feature a screening and reception for Donkeyhead, a feature length film produced in Saskatchewan.

"Filmed in Regina throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Donkeyhead is a 2021 Canadian comedy-drama written and directed by Agam Darshi in her directorial debut," read a short description on, the festival's website.

"Mona, a failed writer, carves out a life of isolation while caring for her ailing Sikh father but when he has a debilitating stroke her three successful siblings show up on her doorstep determined to take control of the situation," read the description.

According to the Internet Movie Database, the film's director and lead actor, Agam Darshi, has 88 acting credits, seven writing credits, and three directing credits – with Donkeyhead being her first feature length film.

The night will also include a short film entitled, Ukrainian Dance.

"This nine-minute film from 1947 takes a look at the acrobatics, dancing and folk costumes displayed in Ukrainian-Canadian festivals on the prairies," read a description from the festival's website.

According to the YFF website, the opening night screening and reception will take place in the Parkland Room at the Painted Hand Casino on the evening of May 26.  The event is open to the public and admission is free with doors opening at 6:30 pm and the show starting at 7 pm.