The Panther

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/06/2018

THE PANTHER / Animated film


Directed by Carla Albiero

Produced by Carla Albiero



The movie is listed 2 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Animated Film
– Best Director


A girl at the zoo forms a connection with a caged panther and sees how it would be if the animal was free in its own environement. The film is inspired by the poem “Der Panther” by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Festival’s appreciation :

“The movie is so aestheticaly beautiful it is the first time an animated film is nominated as best director at the PAMA. It’s a moment, a polaroïd, a memory or a fantasy. For everyone’s inner child.”


First time female filmmaker and student directorial debut.



 Director Biography – Carla Albiero

I was born in Valdagno, a town in the north-east of Italy. After studying classical leterature in highschool I decided to follow my passion for art and attend the Academy of Fine Arts of Verona where I studied set design for theatre. During my exchange program at the Marmara University of Istanbul I decided to pursue a career as 2D animator. I graduated magna cum laude bringing a traditionally animated film as my final project. In 2017 I attended the classical animation program at Vancouver Film School from which I graduated the same year, bringing the short film The Panther as my final project.