Festival of Animation Fall 2020



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You can join the festival on Friday, December 11th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM using the Mozilla Hubs, a real-time communications platform for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, or however else you browse the internet. You will be able to tour the festival locations similar to an art gallery and meet with your friends and attendees remotely via an avatar to represent yourself.


How to Join the Festival of Animation Virtually

If you have not accessed Hubs before you need to choose a name and avatar. You don't need an account to use Hubs, but some features are only available if you sign in.

You can explore how to move around in Hubs by getting familiar with controls on touch screens (mobile phones and tables), keyboard and mouse (desktops/laptops), VR headsets, and gamepads, for making the Hubs experience enjoyable.

Terms of Service: Please refer to the Terms of Service which explains your rights and responsibilities and Privacy Notice when you use Hubs by Mozilla.

What to expect at the Festival?

Projects from AR/VR, Computer Animation, Gaming, Design of Human Computer Interface, and Design of Interactive Multimedia classes will be showcased in individual virtual rooms from 6:00 PM until 7:45 PM.

Walk around...visit each room...be amazed...chat...have fun!

Prizes! A jury of CS faculty will review and select Best Creation/Design per class.

Audience Awards! Virtual Festival attendees will vote for the exhibited projects to choose the winners for the "Audience Award". More details on voting will be provided at the festival.

The Prize Winners and Audience Awards will be announced starting at 7:45PM in the Welcome Hall.

What if I do not have a VR Headset?

Hubs works across platforms. Got a VR headset? Awesome! If not, you can use your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

Please put on your headphones. Echo and feedback will ruin the experience for everyone!


Finally, please remember that this is an academic event, and you should abide by the GWU Code of Conduct, as if you were physically at the festival on campus.

Looking forward to virtually meeting with you at the Festival of Animation!


Festival Committee

Faculty/Jury Awards

AR Room Danny Nsouli’s Shooting Game
VR Room Tianyou Bao’s Music Master
Animation Room Mobai Wang for the physics-based fluid simulation
Game Design Room Running Panda by Jianghai Hu and Zhiyao Wang
HCI and Multimedia Room Brooke Claroni & Zeyuan Feng

Audience Awards

AR Room AR #13: Magic Newspaper - Vedant Shrivastava
VR Room Museum of Renaissance Musical Instruments - Vedant Shrivastava
Animation Room #2 WCSPH Fluid Simulation by Mobai Wang
Game Design Room #5: Running Panda: Jianghai Hu and Zhiyao Wang
HCI and Multimedia Room Project #5: Yufei Li & Zhiyao Wang (HCI)
Best Room  AR Room

How to participate in Spring 2020 Festival of Animation

Festival Committee


Dr. Louai Adhami        Computer Graphics I

Dr. Juman Byun           Computer Games

Dr. James Hahn           Computer Graphics II, Computer Animation

Elyse Nicolas                Interactive Multimedia

Dr. Hurriyet Ok           AR/VR, Organizer of the Festival

Prince Rozario              Introduction to CG

Room builders

Jing Guo                      VR room

Shiva Omrani              AR room

Mobai Wang               Welcome Hall

Dr. Xiao Xiao               Research room­­ 

Shang Zhao                 Research, Multimedia, Nostalgia rooms

Winners selected by jury

·     Computer Graphics 1: Kevin Deems for his elegant use of lighting and textures. 

·     Computer Graphics II: Zheming Gu for the excellent implementation of ray tracing and bump mapping.

·     VR: Yihan Chen for the VR design and excellent immersive experience

·     AR. Tim Lytkine for the educational and interactive mobile AR app, for its effective use of WebAR technology with voice command feature.

·     Multimedia: Ajmal Kukkangai's project for its complexity, great interactive experience, and excellent creation and use of multimedia.

Winners selected by audience

·      Computer Graphics I: Jekko Syquia

·      Computer Graphics II: Mobai Wang

·      VR: Avi Duhan

·      AR: Shiva Omrani

·      Multimedia: Vedant Shrivastava








The Welcome Hall

Welcome Hall

VR Room


AR Room


Interactive Multimedia Room

Design of Interactive Multimedia

Computer Graphics I Room


Computer Graphics II Room


Research Room

research room

Nostalgia Room

Nostalgia Room


Winners of Festival of Animation Fall 2017 Animation Category


Winners of Festival of Animation Fall 2014 Animation Category

"Turtle Robot" by Junjie Wang
- CSCI 4552: Computer Animation I 

Graphical image of a Turtle Robot


"Hurting Pride" by Johnathan O'Connor
- CSCI 4552: Computer Animation I

Graphical image of a Hurting Pride

Graphical image of a Hurting Pride 2

Winner of Festival of Animation Fall 2014 Game Development Category

"The Lost Bit" by Athoug Alsoughayer, Ahmed Elamin and Johnathan O'Connor
- CSCI 4455: Computer Game Design&Programming 

Graphical image of The Lost Bit

Winner of Festival of Animation Spring 2014 Animation Category

"Gem Wars" by Zaid Ibrahim - CSCI 4552: Computer Animation I 

Graphical image of Gem Wars



Winner of Festival of Animation Fall 2013 Animation Category

"Fluid Smoke" by Lei Ding - CSCI 6555: Computer Animation 


"Dog Pilot" by Kaiubi F Santos - CSCI 4552: Design of Computer Animation I 


Winner of Festival of Animation Fall 2012 Animation Category

"Escaping Dragon's Keep" by Ke Sun - CSCI 4552: Computer Animation I

 Graphical image of a man with sword

Winner of Festival of Animation Spring 2012 Animation Category

"Trials of the Heart" by Andrew Olowude - CSCI 4553: Computer Animation II 
A couple discovers that not all love stories have a happy ending.

Graphical image of clouds  Graphical image of a man on a bench


Winner of Festival of Animation 2011 Game Development Category

The completeness of Battle Fly by Han Yinchong won the game development category of Festival of Animation at The George Washington University.



Honorable Mention in Festival of Animation 2011 Game Development Category

An original, creative game play of Bottoms Up by Chris Bernal earned him an honorable mention.


Graphical image of a compilation of many images, baby, pacman and a green monster

Submitted Animations for Fall 2006 .MPG
First Row by: Timothy Kim, Hind Saddiki, Tyler Siddell
Second Row by: Justin Street , Andre Keuck, Jeremy Sadwith

Graphical image of an office

Richard Bobell from
CS181 : Design of 
Computer Animation

Graphical image of a green plane

Chris Covington from
CS185 : Computer Graphics I

Graphical image of a blue background

Samir Roy
CS266: Computer

photo of students in a classroom

PhD Students in Computer Graphics Lab

Photo of ph.d students

The candidates at Festival of Animation (2014 Fall)

Photo of ph.d students

The winners for the 
best animations:
Rizwan Sattar, James Sibert,
and Aaron Kieldsing

Photo of ph.d students      Photo of ph.d students

The candidates who have been nominated
for the George Award (2002 Spring, Fall)

Graphical image of balls

A Little Love Story
WMV ( 2.63M)
Ayaka Kanke 2000

Graphical image of a clown

Jiggly the Clown
WMV (925KB)
Yincheng Shih 2000

Graphical image of autumn

WMV (1.78M)
Tina Ma 2001

Graphical image of robot

The Causal Agent 
WMV (2.13M)
Philipp Wassibauer 2001

Graphical image of  haboo wanna box

Haboo Wanna Box 
WMV (1.40M)
Nayef Al Hezayen 2002

Graphical image of a snowboarder

The Big Day (1.41M)
WMV (1.41M)
Rizwan Satter 2002

Graphical image of chocolate

WMV (6.48M)
Tina Ma 2002

Graphical image of a dance floor

Fade & Reflect 
WMV (1.28M)
Alex Hanisch 2003

Graphical image of scales

The Rootin' Tootin'
WMV (1.04M)
Emerik Uy 2003

Graphical image of night stand with a radio

The Super Dee-Dupper
Walker Upper 
WMV (1.42M)
Ody Uy 2003