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One of the special events being held at the seventh edition of the IrishFilmFesta is a day of films and events dedicated to Belfast, on Sunday 30 March, the final day of the festival.

Belfast Day beings at 15.30 with the screening of Volkswagen Joe by Brian Deane. Set in Northern Ireland in 1981, a conflicted border-town mechanic is faced with an impossible decision and is forced to make a choice that will change his life forever. The film's central actor Stuart Graham will attend the screening.

This is followed by Reading Suggestions: Eureka Street, introduced by Simona Pellis.

Paul Kennedy's debut film Made in Belfast comes next, at 18.00. Ciarán McMenamin stars as Jack Kelly, a successful writer who returns to Belfast to bury his father, after years of isolation from the community he estranged with his best-selling memoir.

After the screening there will be a Question and Answer session with the actors Ciarán McMenamin and Stuart Graham.

The festival closes with the announcement of the winning short film entries at 20.30, followed by the screening of Good Vibrations. Directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn, the film chronicles the life of Terri Hooley, Belfast's "Godfather of Punk", an instrumental figure in developing a number of the city's punk-rock bands, most notably The Undertones.

The IrishFilmFesta take places from 27-30 March at the Casa del Cinema. All films screened in their original language with Italian subtitles.

For full details see website.

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