Via different texts written by various historians, theoreticians and professionals from the audiovisual field and with the intention to highlight an important chapter of the Spanish cinema that has remained forgotten so far, this History of the Spanish Short Film provides an ample review of 100 years of visual expression. The ballast that the short film usually has to bear - this damn label of marginality - has stigmatized it in the editorial terrain as a secondary term and only some publications provide at least a little space for it. With an open conception of the term "short film" and trying to put as few limitations as possible on this format (which is free per definition), the different historical periods on the one hand, and the different sub genres on the other are mentioned here with the firm intention to provide a written fundament that has been missing until today. Documentaries, commercials, the industrial cinema, animation films and other usually ignored areas of the cinematographic field of short duration have found a place on these pages.
Rooted in each historical period, the pages of this History of the Short Film present daring cineastes, innovative as well as common films and avant-garde tendencies - forming 100 years of disparate, inspiring and unknown cinema.