Meira Blaustein is the Co-founder / Executive Director / Programmer of the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF). Conceived in 1999, WFF was launched in 2000, and has soon become one of the most respected and influential regional film festivals in the USA. Blaustein has been running it ever since its inception.
As an international consulstant Blaustein also co-founded and developed the Cabo International Film Festival in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The festival developed into what is now the Baja International Film Festival. In 2014 Blaustein consulted and mentored the emerging film community at the Faroe Islands, and most recently served as Head Consultant for the first annual Bhutan International Film Festival, set in the Himalayan country of Bhutan.
Blaustein has over twenty years of experience in filmmaking, writing, producing and directing numerous projects. She is currently in development on a number of non-fiction and fiction feature length films as well as shorts anthologies.
As a writer Blaustein covered film, film festivals and related events for daily and monthly publications including Indiewire, Poughkeepsie Journal and i-D Magazine. She has served as juror, speaker, mentor and panelist at a variety of film festivals and special events in Norway, England, Israel, Texas, Utah, Florida and New York (city and state).