Yair Hochner was born in Kfar Sava, Israel.
With the encouragement of notable directors Keren Yedaya and Tomer Heiman, Yair set out to direct his script, Good Boys (Yeladim Tovim), which received acclaim as the Winner of OUTstanding Emerging Talent Award Outfest (2005); Winner of the Showtime Vanguard Award NewFest; Jury Grand Prize ￢ﾀﾓ Feature Film image+nation International LGBT Film Festival n Montreal; Winner of: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography -Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; and Winner, Best Israeli Film, Eilat International Film Festival. Yair taught cinema to high school students for five years in Netania. Currently he writes fim reviews for Seret (Film), Israel￢ﾀﾙs leading cinema site. He has written articles for the Cinematheque Magazine, as well as short stories for the Tel Aviv newspaper and Camera Obscura magazine.
Yair Hochner is the artistic director of the TLVFest, the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival since co-founding it in 2006. In 2007 he wrote and directed his second feature Antarctica,
distributed by Regent Releasing. In 2008 he co-produced Fucking Different Tel Aviv with Kristian Petersen, the official selection of the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.