About Us

A project of Altyazı Cinema Association, Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema is an online and offline platform that focuses on freedom of expression in cinema. Altyazı 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.

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 video-series by independent filmmakers of Turkey. In 2022, Altyazı Fasikül curated its second video-series called From Below, producing and broadcasting 12 videos/short films by artist/filmmakers/activists from Turkey. In 2024, Seen Unseen: An Anthology of (Auto)Censorship had its national premiere in the 17th Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days. This anthology film brings together the videos of Seen Unseen, Fasikul’s third video-series, with a creative approach.

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.

Fırat Yücel

Assistant Editor
Berna Güler

Senem Aytaç, Övgü Gökçe, Enis Köstepen, Aslı Özgen

e-mail: [email protected]

Twitter: @altyazifasikul
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Address: Altyazı Cinema Association, Caferağa Mah. Şair Nefi Sokak Şeker Apt. 46/3 Kadıköy


Altyazı Cinema Association’s Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema – Seen Unseen video series and its contents were produced with the support of the European Union through the Haklara Destek Program. The contents are the sole responsibility of video creators and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union and/or the Rights Support Program.