Tuesday morning's much-anticipated announcement of the 2010 Oscar nominations will make 10 short-filmmakers very happy.

The enviable animated and live-action short film directors will not only have a shot at winning the industry's most prestigious award, they will have a guaranteed theatrical release by Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International.

Beginning Feb. 19, the two distributors will partner to release the Oscar-nominated short films into a limited number of theaters, expanding to 100 cities in the following weeks; you'll even be able to find the short film program screening in Canada and the U.K.
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