The Garden of Heart

Olivér Hegyi

2D animation

year: 2022

format: DCP, HD
duration: 10'32"

production: CUB Animation, Artichoke
distribution: Bonobostudio

Countries of production: Hungary, Slovakia


More About the Film

Dániel Juhász, a young aspiring painter with low self-esteem, is in his last round of interviews at the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts. While waiting for his interview, his demons appear to him in the form of garden pests.

Director, scriptwriter, designer: Olivér Hegyi
Producers: Bella Szederkényi, Bálint Gelley (CUB Animation), Juraj Krasnohorsky (Artichoke)
Animation: Olivér Hegyi, Daniela Pardinas, Alla Prokopyshyna
Editor: Judit Czakó
Music composer: Olivér Hegyi
Sound design: Péter Benjámin Lukács
Music mix: Sándor Fegyverneky
Voice over (EN): Olivér Hegyi, Júlia Lederleitner, Paul Kreshka, David Raksány, Edna Benko Williams
Production company: CUB Animation, Artichoke

Olivér Hegyi graduated from MOME Animation department in 2017. His diploma film Take Me Please got selected for numerous animation festivals including Annecy and Animafest Zagreb. Olivér has a successful music career with his solo act HOLI and his band HIÚZ.

The Garden of Heart (2022), Take Me Please (2017, graduation film)


  • Special Mention, Friss Hus International Short Film Festival 2023
  • Jury's Special Award, Animafest Zagreb 2023
  • Best Animated Short Film, Kecskemét Animation Film Festival 2023
  • Special Mention from the Hungarian Film Critics, Kecskemét Animation Film Festival 2023


Friss Hus International Short Film Festival (1/6-7/6/2023)
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (5/6-10/6/2023)
​Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (21/6-25/6/2023)
Guanajuato International Film Festival (20/7-31/7/2023)
Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival (4/8-12/8/2023) 
Turku Animated Film Festival (23/8-27/8/2023)​
LINOLEUM International Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media-art (4/10-8/10/2023) 
BFI London Film Festival (4/10-15/10/2023)
CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival (5/10-22/10/2023)
Primanima World Festival of First Animations (11/10-14/10/2023) 
Cinanima International Animated Film Festival (13/11-19/11/2023)
London International Animation Festival (24/11-3/12/2023)