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Sundance Interview: Benjamin Oberman of MouseTrap Films & Film Festival Flix

Sundance Interview: Benjamin Oberman of MouseTrap Films & Film Festival Flix

Benjamin Oberman is the President &
CEO of MouseTrap Films, a Los
Angeles-based distribution company dedicated to bringing quality independent,
art house, and foreign films to North American audiences. MouseTrap’s primary acquisition
focus is directed to Film Festival Flix, which uses theatrical openings and a
monthly nationwide theatrical premiere series to drive audiences to its virtual
studio and distribution channels.

The Film
Festival Flix platform is available online, on cable, in hotels, in libraries
and growing. Its distribution channels places its films on all major Cable VOD,
Internet VOD, and home video platforms. Learn more here.

In the
video interview below, Oberman shares his background and talks about MouseTrap
Films and Film Festival Flix. He also shares some very essential tips for filmmakers
who are just starting to think about how to get their films distributed (see
second video below) —
an essential distribution 101 for any filmmaker who wants to be successful and
savvy when it comes to sharing his or her film with the world.  

Benjamin Oberman talks about what every filmmaker should know about distribution, from the very beginning of the filmmaking process:

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