Pavel Marek is a graduate of the Faculty of Computer Engineering, Technical University and the Directing Department at FAMU. He received a scholarship at the NFTS in the UK. During the communist era he co-founded an underground film association "Bulsitfilm" in which he cooperated primarily with the late cinematographer Roman Vcelak and music composer Milan Gustar. The films put him in the circle of surrealistic filmmakers and he contributed to this also as an actor in films of the surrealist director Jan Svankmajer. In 1998 his full-length graduation film Dead Beetle premiered at the Rotterdam IFF (Main Competition, Volkskrant Critics Award). Later he would focus mainly on documentary films and writing scripts for the animation series Pat and Mat. Pavel Marek currently works as a Professor in the Department of Directing at FAMU, as Head of Studies of MIDPOINT Shorts and a script consultant.