Bulgaria's national broadcaster BNT has been granted the exclusive rights to present the Oscar-nminated animated short film Blind Vaysha, ahead of this year's ceremony.
This is possible after the successful completion of the negotiation between the broadcaster and Canada's National Film Board.
Montreal animator of Bulgarian descent Theodore Ushev became weak in the knees when he heard that his work had been nominated for the biggest award in the world of cinema.
"When I heard the name of my film, I just stopped watching, because I fainted," Ushev said in a an interview for a Canadian newspaper shortly after the nominations were announced.
"I cried. At first I laughed and then I cried again. It's out of control.... It's all strange and exciting," he added.
"Blind Vaysha," produced by the National Film Board of Canada, is nominated for best animated short.
BNT viewers will be able to see the film on February 26th, just before the start of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in LA, California.
The short cartoon starts at 8:45 pm EET on BNT.