Emma Joan Morris is an Emmy Award winning Producer/Director/Editor whose work includes the feature documentary Something Within Me, winner of the Audience Award, Film Makers Trophy and a Special Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. She is a skilled collaborator with both directors and editors in the production of documentary films. In addition, she loves sharing her knowledge and experience with students. She has taught editing at: Columbia University, University of Iowa, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cornell University and The Film Center of the Philippines. She has also lectured on editing at New York University.
Emma is currently editing a documentary on William Faulkner. Her previous project, Denise Ho, Becoming the Song, a full length documentary on the Pop-Singer and Political Activist who stood up for democracy in Hong Kong as China threatened to ruin her career. It was honored in 2020 at the San Francisco Frameline Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival. The Condor and The Eagle, which she edited, won Best Feature Documentary at the 2019 Red Nation International Film Festival. Voices of Sarafina! which she co-directed with Nigel Noble and also edited, earned her an Emmy. In 2005 she co-edited Shut-Up and Sing, a feature documentary on the music and politics of the Dixie Chicks. Among her other editing credits are: the Academy Award winning documentary Close Harmony, and A Stitch for Time, which received an Academy Award nomination. She has edited films for all of the major networks including HBO, PBS, A&E, CBS, ABC, NBC and Discovery Channel.