Trevor Groth promoted at Sundance

Festival continues to fill vacancies from within

Sundance Film Festival programmer Trevor Groth has been upped to director of programming, the Sundance Institute said Wednesday.

Groth replaces John Cooper, who was recently promoted to director of the festival, the position previously held by Geoff Gilmore.

In making the move, the Institute has again decided to go with an in-house presence to fill a vacant position. Groth is a 16-year veteran of the festival, having most recently been responsible for programming both narrative and documentary features and heading up programming for the shorts section.

"Pi," "Memento" and "Napoleon Dynamite' are among the titles he programmed in his tenure in that position.

In his new role, Groth supervises a team of about a half-dozen programmers. Groth also serves as artistic director of the CineVegas Film Festival, a role he will continue to fill this year, with the exec set to re-evaluate his status with that festival beyond that.