Stick with the Winners! –
December 23, 2020 – Benjamin Oberman is the Founder, President & CEO of Film Festival Flix, a streaming platform connecting quality films, the festivals that champion them, and the audiences who love them through the curated virtual festival experience. WIth more than twenty-five years experience in the Entertainment Industry, he has expert knowledge in digital platforms, streaming technology, film distribution, festival and event production, and marketing. Prior to his work in the film and television industry, Benjamin was on stage in more than a thousand live performances following a career as a world-class competitive figure skater and member of the US Figure Skating Team.
Q. If you are in recovery, what was your Drug of Choice and when did you discontinue its use?
A. I’m not in recovery. Drugs were never my thing and alcohol is / was something I can take or leave. I spent much of my life as an athlete and got / get my high from sports, adventure, and business. So I guess that exercise is my drug of choice.
Q. At which of the schools you attended did you learn the most?
A. My formal education took place in High School (Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, CO). I then trained full time at the Ice Castle Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA where I became a member of the US Figure Skating Team. However, I learned the most from life experience, reading books, and seeking great mentors.
Q. Do you believe leaders are made or born?
A. I believe leaders are made. We have all strengths and weaknesses, but with desire, persistence, and perseverance we can develop our strengths and overcome our weaknesses. I’ve had the privilege to work with many people who overcame physical, mental, emotional, socio-economic, societal, and race dis-abilities to become world class athletes, business leaders, community leaders, and thought leaders. Anything is possible if you’re willing to work hard enough, long enough.