The three jurors for the SDFF Jury award for mini-doc were thoroughly impressed by all of the films in competition. Without exception, every film was well made, addressed important content, and surprised the jury with fascinating stories. Choosing one film to honor out of this group was very difficult. However, we have chosen Kapaemahu as the 2021 SDFF Jury award for Best Mini-Doc. Juror Dawn Valadez said, “I loved that the makers shared the history of the two-gendered Hawaiian people and tied that to the struggles of transgender, nonbinary, gender-queer people of today. This film stood out from the others because it had the perfect combination of story, craft, and social justice message.” The three jurors all concurred that this film had it all, expertly crafted imagery, a concise and focused script, and a historical story that was exquisitely framed with present-day relevance. Juror Iza Pajak commented, “The movie touched me from the very beginning. I loved the sounds, music, voices – everything was connected to the artistic side of the movie.” Lastly, Theo Rigby commented, “While specifically commenting on the erasure of non-binary stories in our culturtal histories, this superbly crafted film connected with me on the universal theme of remembrance. The tale of Kapaemahu begs the question, “What happens when we stop remembering our ancestors, their immense power, and how we all came to be?” The three jurors congratulate the Kapaemahu filmmakers and wish them the best on their journey.