Tze Chun’sChildren Of Inventionand Yojiro Takita’s Oscar winningDeparturesbookend the 25th Anniversary Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, set to run from April 30-May 7.

A roster of 35 features and 146 shorts will screen at the event, including So Yong Kim’s Centrepiece gala screening Treeless Mountain, Anders Ostergaard’s Burma VJ, Christine Choy and Renee Tajima Pena’s documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin’, and Anna Chi’s Dim Sum Funeral.

screens in the spotlight on Japanese cinema alongside Hashiguchi Ryosuke’s All Around Us, Hara Kazuo’s The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On, Laurence Thrush’s Left Handed, Sion Sono’s Love Exposure, and Naoto Takenata’s Yamagata Scream.

Among the special events are a conversation with Watchmen screenwriter Alex Tse, cinematographer Larry Fong and editor William Hoy, and panels on the art of screenwriting and the future of Asian-American cinema.