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Sundance Film Festival Names Eugene Hernandez Director

New York Film Festival executive director Eugene Hernandez attends the 47th annual Chaplin Award Gala honoring Cate Blanchett in New York on April 25, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
New York Film Festival executive director Eugene Hernandez attends the 47th annual Chaplin Award Gala honoring Cate Blanchett in New York on April 25, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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New York (AP) -- After three years as the festival director of the New York Film Festival, Eugene Hernandez has been tapped to lead the Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Institute announced Wednesday that Hernandez will become the festival's fourth director in its nearly four-decade history, in addition to heading the institute's year-round public programming.