Short-Form Contest Winners & Finalists

We are very proud to announce the results of our first Short-Form Multimedia Contest!


DOUCE  by Leila Sabbagh & Monika Kozicz

A conceptually stunning music video, DOUCE  is at the same time a provocative commentary on the ecological and human repercussions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and later Gulf oil disasters.

Monica and LeilaLeila and Monika are students at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their focus is on creating new experimental media evocative of social inquiry and expressions of the soul. DOUCE  was inspired by Louisiana inhabitants adapting to ever-present environmental turmoil following Hurricane Katrina and subsequent oil spills. After experiencing the impact of the BP oil spill first-hand while working in an urban ecology lab, Leila and Monika sought to create a filmographic document that surreally expresses these concerns.


All finalists’ work appears as Interim Content between issues. Check out these incredible emerging creatives!

Majestic City” by Olivia Motley

Olivia Motley headshotOlivia is an experimental photographer, filmmaker, and visual artist determined to shine a light on the bizarre and fantastical moments life presents. Director of the short film, FLOTSAM, part of SITUATE’s upcoming issue. Based out of New Orleans, daydreaming regularly.

Tragically struggling under steamrollers” by Neil Shah

Neil-bio-webNeil studied creative writing at Western Michigan University for a stretch before leaving to pursue his path elsewhere. Since then he has traveled and worked on farms in the Midwest and South to pass the time when he’s not reading, trying to write, or in New Orleans.

Upcoming Contest

Ends 6/15/16

Curious about opportunities to show your work? Although our initial competition was only open to New Orleans creatives, we’ve decided to be more inclusive in the future. Anyone from around the world may enter our new Short-Form Multimedia Contest. This means you! Don’t see your preferred medium of expression? Pitch us an idea! We want to see your truest voice.