CAN I JOIN THE MACKY FAMILY?
Are you between 0 and 99 years old?
Are you a creative storyteller?
A director, vlogger, scriptwriter, game designer, snapchat artist,
animator, illustrator, Instagram creator, …
Do you like transferring these stories into a media format?
A vlog series, TV series, YouTube channel, short film, book, snapchat series, movie, theatre piece, Virtual Reality, InstagramTV, web series, documentary, Augmented Reality, radio, spotify, TIKTOK … in animation or live action.
Is your work mainly oriented towards a young audience (or people young at heart)?
Are you eager to share your knowledge and experience with others?
JOIN THE FAMILY!
DIFFERENCE IN MEMBERSHIP
We have two types of membership; an effective membership and an aspiring membership. Both member groups receive the same benefits, the only difference being the membership fee.
Since one of our values is empathy, we believe it is obvious that young, starting creatives should receive a reduced rate. The barrier to entry for the media industry is quite high to say the least. We are happy to support everyone on their way up, especially those who need that extra push.
So, how do we differentiate between an effective and aspiring member?
You are an effective family member when:
You have already been paid to make youth media. The content you create is in a professional environment and not school related.
You are an aspiring family member when:
You haven’t yet created youth content with financial support. This is the case, for example, with a graduation project for school or a project you’re working on independantly.
Is making media for young people entirely new to you? Do you have an idea but you don't know how to get started? Then you are more than welcome to become an aspiring member.
BENEFITS FOR OUR FAMILY MEMBERS:
You will be added to the MACKY - creatives Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Knowledge, interesting deadlines, events and more are shared there. You can also post your questions, tips, and other interesting facts. These are private groups where you can find answers or even comfort when in doubt. A safe environment where new collaborations can grow and the perfect way to keep you in touch with established and emerging creatives. We also share facts and news about our family members.
These groups are increasingly followed by creatives and industry alike and therefore is a unique opportunity to put yourself and your work in the spotlight.
Do you have doubts or questions about who to contact for a project, how to negotiate a contract or do you want to make the move abroad? Do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll connect you with someone from our Advisory Committee who does.
MACKY organizes numerous events for which you get 15% discount as a member. These events alternately take place at one of our partners such as KETNET, Telenet, VTM but also at the Flemish Audiovisual Fund or at one of the many Belgian film festivals. A perfect moment to meet other creatives, but also a unique opportunity to build a personal relationship with the industry on their territory.
You can find upcoming events on our website. Go check it out!
Through the newsletter we will keep you informed about our podcasts, events, benefits, promotions, shifts in the youth media landscape, job opportunities and many more. It’s nice to read on the train, metro or in the morning with coffee. Looking for inspiration? Dive into our newsletter!
Discount and benefits:
We’re always trying to get benefits for our family members from our various partners. It is a work-in-progress, but as soon as a new partner invests, you’ll be the first to know through our newsletter.
Already achieved benefits:
Accreditation at discount rate @ Ghent Film Festival
Discount @Film festival Ostend
Requests for specific benefits are always welcome!
The Order of MACKY:
We love to connect you with "The Order of MACKY": children and youth with an opinion about media. Our heroes of the order are between 0 and 18 years old and are eager to help you and your projects.
Would you like to show your work to our "Order of MACKY" or sit around the table with them to talk about your story? We regularly bring the order together at our events. As a member you can register for a script reading, test-vision,... to ask their opinion. In addition, we are working on more permanent activities with "The Order" so that you can consult them on a regular basis.
Are you now fully convinced about your membership?
JOIN THE FAMILY!