Director Darren Aronofsky is to be honoured with the Filmmaker Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors.

The Black Swan director will be feted with the society's highest honour at the Golden Reel Awards on 15 February (15).

The trophy is given "to extraordinary filmmakers who embody the spirit, the vigour and innovation of storytelling".

Noah director Aronofsky says, "One of the first reasons I was inspired to become a filmmaker was the exciting possibilities of experimenting with sound, so it is an incredible feeling to be honoured by the Mpse. Sound dreams, sound emotes, and most importantly, sound is what often saves my a**."

Previous recipients of the accolade include Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Brian Grazer.