IFP's1st Annual Filmmaker Conference, formerly known as the IFP Market &Filmmaker Conference, will kick off in New York today and last for the rest ofthe week.

Eventsinclude panel discussions, on-stage interviews, networking opportunitiesfor filmmakers, and screenings.

Panelists scheduled to speakinclude Forest Whitaker and his The Last King Of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald, Miramax chiefDanielBattsek, Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, Bob Berney ofPicturehouse,Micah Greene of CAA, Jonathan Sehring, president of IFCEntertainment, Sony Pictures Classics' Dylan Leiner, and THINKFilm's Mark Urman.Formore details visit www.independentfilmweek.com.