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‘The Dam Keeper,’ a short animated film by a Berkeley studio, nominated for an Oscar

On a recent morning before dawn, two former Pixar animators, Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, met up at their Berkeley studio to watch live as the nominees were announced for the  2015 Academy Awards. It was worth the 5 a.m. start, as their beautifully crafted short, The Dam Keeper, was indeed nominated for an Oscar. The 18-minute film tells the tale of a […]

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When the stars come out: A Night in Berkeleywood

It’s 342 miles between Berkeley and Hollywood, but on Oscar night, Sunday, Feb. 22, that distance will be shortened for those who flock to the live Academy Awards telecast at A Night in Berkeleywood at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza. The Berkeleywood celebration, in its second year, benefits the Berkeley Film Foundation, which has been supporting independent […]