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Grimme Preis

Popakademie alumnus nominated for Grimme Preis

18. January 2024

The TRU DOKU format has been nominated for the 60th Grimme Preis in the category "Children and Youth". The format was developed and produced by DRIVE beta on behalf of ZDF for funk.
Johannes Middelbeck, who graduated with a B.A. in Music Business from the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2018, is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of the digital studio DRIVE beta.

TRU DOKU tells the stories of impressive young people who are confronted with life-changing events, face their destiny and overcome resistance. Here, the focus is on the protagonists, which is why there is no host and no narrator's voice, allowing viewers to form their own opinion.

Since 1964, the Grimme Preis has been awarded annually to television programs and achievements that are exemplary and exemplary for program practice. The main objective of the television criticism institutionalized in the Grimme Preis is a comprehensive examination of television, which is understood as a central and significant medium with multiple social references and effects. All topics and forms of television are included in this critical examination.

The winners of the 60th Grimme Preis will be announced on March 14, 2024, and the award ceremony will take place on April 24, 2024.