NEW YORK–Armenian director Vartan Hovhannissyans "A Story of People War and Peace" won the best new documentary filmmaker award at the prestigious TriBeca Film Festival. The film shot in 2006 by Bars media studio of documentary films chronicles the war in Karabakh. The award is sponsored by American Express. The Winner receives $25,000 cash and the Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, South Africa art award. The TriBeca Film Festival was established in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rozenthal and Graig Hatkoff. This year 275 films from 40 countries were screened, including Levon Grigoryans Memories about Sayat-Nova.