The 37th edition of the festival runs from April 6 to 17. The festival hosts 198 feature films, as well as 12 short films, in 18 different categories, and in addition to the screening of a total of 210 films by 218 directors from 43 countries, there will be Q&As and festival talks with guest filmmakers, concerts, and other special events. Golden Tulips are presented to the winners in the International and National Competition sections.

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Beast
Beast
A teenager finds herself torn between the control of her family and an outsider who is suspected of murder.
Wajib
Wajib
A father and his son come together to deliver wedding invitations.
Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts
Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts
A woman seeks revenge after she is raped.
The Pillar Of Salt
The Pillar Of Salt
Story of a reclusive woman who, on rare trips outside her home, searches for her twin sister.
Minus One
Minus One
Police officers face a life-changing night when they pick up a semi-paralysed, mentally unstable man.
Winter Brothers
Winter Brothers
Two brothers embark on a violent feud with another family.
Western
Western
A group of German construction workers on a job in Bulgaria begin to compete for the approval of the locals.
My Short Words
My Short Words
Three kids decide to go on a bike ride to swim in a lake... but the journey won't be as easy as they think.
July Tales
July Tales
Two languorous summer days, two thorny tales of romantic misunderstanding.
Butterflies
Butterflies
Three estranged siblings travel back to their home village after a call from their father.
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