Alumnus Jason DaSilva Takes Home an Emmy!


By Sue Lavitt

Posted on September 29, 2015 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:05AM

DaSilva's thesis film, When I Walk, earns a 2015 News and Documentary Emmy Award

It is with great excitement that the Emily Carr community wishes to congratulate filmmaker and activist Jason DaSilva on his Emmy Award recognition for his tremendously moving bio-pic, When I Walk. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honoured Jason and his work with the 2015 News and Documentary Emmy - Outstanding Informational Programming Long Form category.

"An emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, When I Walk is a life-affirming film driven by a young man’s determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema."

Director Jason DaSilva graduated from Emily Carr in 2001 with a Bachelor of Media Arts. A prolific filmmaker for the past 10 years, he has directed both short and feature-length documentary films. Many of his films have won awards including Olivia's Puzzle which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Festival and qualified for an Academy Award and three of his films have had national broadcasts on PBS, HBO, and CBC. In 2006, Jason took a short break from filmmaking to earn his Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University.

DaSilva’s Emmy award winning film When I Walk was an Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won Best Canadian Feature at HotDocs 2013.

Find out more about When I Walk and AXSMap.

Outstanding Informational Programming Long Form