We have just returned from Minneapolis with the amazing news. This Friday, Morin was honored with this year's University Film and Video Association's Award of Teaching Excellence for Senior Faculty. Morin: "It is the most important teaching award I could possibly win in my field and, to me, the highest honor as a teacher I can dream of."
The UFVA is the international organization for the entire field of filmmaking teachers across the world. It is the largest and oldest academic organization for filmmaking professors who teach anything related to film or video production like screenwriting, cinematography, directing, sound or editing, and it also consists of film studies professors who teach history, theory, philosophy and criticism of film.
In their letter to Morin the selection committee wrote, "The committee was impressed with the rigor, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness of your materials and teaching philosophy and your work toward creating an inclusive classroom in your teaching."