A new film school in Glendale has pledged to issue more than $17,000 worth of scholarships at the city's Man's Inhumanity to Man event on Thursday.

The International Academy of Film and Television will award scholarships for summer classes to 15 people who enter a drawing at the event Thursday, according to an announcement released today.

Now in its 11th year, Man's Inhumanity to Man focuses on various acts of crimes against humanity throughout the world's history, part of a series of city-sponsored events that center on the April 24 commemoration of the Armenian genocide.

In addition to the 15 scholarships, one of the top three winners from the city’s Short Film Competition will be eligible for another scholarship for a diploma program at the film school at 635 S. San Fernando Blvd.

Entries were based upon any of the following topics:

•    Mass Killings and Genocides
•    Slavery
•    Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Men, Women and Children
•    Body Organ Trade

For more information about the scholarships, the event or the film competition, call Zizette Mullins at (818) 548-4844.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Twitter: @JasonBretWells