Weekly Roundup: January 29 - February 4, 2011

Here are snippets from this week's most interesting film-related news, including latest updates from current and past TFI projects:

POV's coordinating producer Andrew Catauro recaps the Sundance premiere of Gucci Grantee Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman's If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, including a video of the post-screening Q&A. Be sure to check out our conversation with Marshall, too!

LA Times, via Engadget, is reporting that Amazon.com is gearing up to launch the first director competitors to Netflix's online streaming services.

Over at Movie Marketing Madness, Chris Thilk takes a look at a couple of upcoming movie promotions via iPhone apps, including Universal Studio's partnership with LimaSky to promote the animated film Hop, and 20th Century Fox's partnership with Rovio, makers of the popular game Angry Birds.

SxSW Film (March 11 - 19, 2011) announced its line-up this week, including eight narrative and another eight documentary feature World Premieres.

Last but not least, the deadline for TFI Youth program's Tribeca Film Fellows is next Friday, February 11, followed by the deadline for Summer Arts Institute on Friday, February 18. Help us spread the word and get your applications in now!

(Photo: A still from If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front)