Amnon Buchbinder began making movies when he was given a Super 8 camera for his 12th birthday. His short films span most genres including dramatic, experimental, documentary, and performing arts, and have been screened at festivals around the world. An Associate Professor of Film at York University in Toronto where he has been teaching screenwriting since 1995, his critically acclaimed, Genie-winning first feature film The Fishing Trip was made in collaboration with his students. He has taught professional screenwriting workshops and worked as a creative consultant and story editor with filmmakers, producers, and screenwriters across Canada. He was previously a Programmer with the Toronto International Film Festival and Director of Programming at the Vancouver International Film Festival. He received his BFA and MFA in Film at California Institute of the Arts.