Established in 2019 as a supplement of Altyazı Cinema Magazine (distributed nationwide since 2001) and published in both online and print forms Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema focuses on freedom of expression in cinema. Fasikül’s main purpose is to increase the visibility of the works of filmmakers who face risks of government repression and censorship. It aims to strengthen the role and position of independent cinema as a critical force in the cultural politics of Turkey, as well.
In line with its purpose to provide a space for underrepresented/censored filmmakers, Altyazı Fasikül also organizes screenings of films by directors/collectives under risk. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Altyazı Fasikül held online screenings of short films produced exclusively for the Looking Outside project by independent filmmakers of Turkey.
Since July 2019, five issues of Altyazı Fasikül have been published in print, distributed as a free supplement of Altyazı Cinema Magazine and one issue in PDF format. You can access all issues here online (In Turkish). In May 2020, Altyazı Cinema Magazine started to be published as an e-mag due to the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and since then, Altyazı Fasikül continues as an online media outlet.
In this section you can find articles, interviews and conversations from the library of Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema, translated into English. They reflect the stories of people and places, as well as the struggles of collectives from the recent history of filmmaking in Turkey.