Born in İzmir, Fırat Yücel co-founded Altyazı Cinema Magazine in 2001 in İstanbul. Working as an editor and a critic for the magazine since then, he also conducts seminars and workshops on film history, counter-cinema and montage. Since 2015 he’s also editing, directing and producing documentaries. He’s a founding member of the Film Editors’ Society of Turkey, established in 2020. Currently, he’s working as the editor of Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema; Altyazı’s supplement focusing on freedom of expression in filmmaking.