In 1995 Petr Oukropec co-founded Negativ, one of the leading film production companies in the Czech Republic. It has produced more than 45 feature-length films – fiction, documentary and animation – which have won dozens of significant international awards. He also works as an educator at FAMU and he is involved in social and cultural projects in the village of Těchonice in the Pošumaví region, where he lives with his family. In 2012 he made his directorial debut with the internationally successful children’s film The Blue Tiger. In 2016 his second feature film, In Your Dreams!, premiered at Berlinale Generation 16+. In 2021 he finished his new children’s film, Martin and the Magical Forest.