Project Partners

We are so grateful for the support of our partners, who have made it possible for us to bring ‘The Last Babushka Doll’ project to life.

Major Funding Partner

We’re proud to be recipients of MATCH funding from Creative Partnerships Australia, whose role is to create a culture of private sector support for the arts.

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Bendigo Bank is committed to helping customers and strengthening the communities they live in. Their unique community initiatives include community banking, community partnerships, campaigns & programs, fundraising and grant management, scholarships and not-for-profit banking.

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins offers visitors a magnificent voyage to Melbourne. Savour the French art de vivre blended with cosmopolitan Australian style. Enjoy a fabulous location amidst the European character at the Paris-end of Collins Street.


Margaret River Press is an independent press with a strong commitment to nurturing and supporting writers at all stages of their career by featuring them in our annual short story anthology and publishing debut novels after a rigorous, consultative editing process.

CMS Conference Centre

The CMS Conference Centre caters for a wide range of groups including community groups, school camps and corporate retreats, with spectacular views of the Three Sisters and Blue Mountains National Park.

Hydro Majestic Hotel

Located in the township of Medlow Bath, The Hydro Majestic featuring art deco inspired accommodation is an escape to yesteryear with a journey of discovery and grandeur all while experiencing the natural beauty of the Megalong Valley surroundings.


Soundfirm are Australia’s largest and most highly awarded audio post production company. With three state-of-the-art facilities situated in the centre of Melbourne’s production hub; on the Fox Studios lot in Sydney, and in Central Beijing, their studios are fully equipped to meet all your audio and picture post production needs.


The Lido Cinema’s unique space in Melbourne has lost none of its grandeur since 1912 when it first opened as a cinema. Possessing a vibrant atmosphere and boutique, individually designed cinemas, the Lido has a diverse program of films and events to appeal to the many different tastes of film aficionados in Melbourne.

Quest Hawthorn serviced apartments offers guests a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience. A destination perfect for business or leisure travellers, this unique Melbourne accommodation boasts 119 New York studio apartments, a selection of which host private terraces.


The Golden Age Cinema and Bar in Sydney offers classic and cult movies, plus new releases and a cosy bar, in an art deco building from 1940.


Mount Vic Flicks in the Blue Mountains is a family owned, independent, single screen cinema located in a revamped 1930s public hall. The cinema shows mainstream and arthouse flicks, and serving home-baked goods.

Mount Victoria Manor offers boutique accommodation in the heart of Mount Victoria in the World Heritage Area of the Blue Mountains NSW. Their refurbished Deluxe Rooms & Suites are designed to reflect the rich heritage of the Mount Victoria Manor and its position in the 21st Century. Mount Victoria Manor is ideal for intimate weddings, private functions and relaxing retreats and also an ideal destination for corporate conferences and seminars.

57 Hotel is recognisable for its 92 rooms styled under the design influence of New York’s famous Studio 54 nightclub which was prominent in the 1970s. 57 is centrally located within walking distance of Sydney Central Station and is just a stone’s throw from the vibrant restaurants, bohemian bars and cosy cafes of Surry Hills.

Mansfield Art Gallery, run by Miriam Zolin, is an inspirational exhibition space – showing work by local artists. MAG also hosts an exciting program of workshops, jazz nights and performances.

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Immediate Assistants Events supply both bespoke and turn-key support solutions such as medical staff and emergency response teams, to the resource sector, other high-risk industries and remote operations, working globally in over 30 countries to date.

Hotel Blue Lounge Sessions

The Hotel Blue Lounge and Parlour Bar is perfect as a relaxed, intimate space for live music. It’s not your average venue – it’s a spacious lounge in an authentic 1920s hotel. The Hotel Blue Lounge Sessions have live jazz in the lounge every Friday between 6.30 and 8.30pm (free admission) and live music of various genres every Sunday between 1pm and 3pm (free admission).


TCP Day Tours offers day tours for small groups in the Blue Mountains and Riverlands west of Sydney. Enjoy wine tasting, horse riding and much more.

Thank you also to the following organisations who helped us out during the film shoot in Katoomba: Lawon Pizza & Kebab, Katoomba Workwear, Katoomba Wines, Officeworks, Liquorland and Coles.


Pozible provides the platform for project creators to present their ideas to a connected audience, worldwide. If people love what you’re creating, they can support it by pledging money.In return, project creators offer rewards matched to the level of funding commitment.

Fellowship of Australian Writers-Victoria

The Fellowship is active on behalf of writers in areas such as government policy, literary awards, professional advice, representation of writers’ rights and the promotion of literature.

Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise & ‘MTNS MADE’

BMEE aims to stimulate economic development in the Blue Mountains through advocacy, investment and job creation. The MTNS MADE cultural identify reflects the strength, originality and diversity of the creative industries in the Blue Mountains.

Creative Industries Consulting

CIC is an alliance of independent consultants and specialist practitioners providing strategy and business development.


SAE QANTM is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries.

Varuna, The National Writers’ House

Varuna is a creative retreat and writers’ network for Australian stories and ideas.

Griffith Review

Since 2003, Griffith Review has been the leading literary magazine in Australia with an uncanny ability to anticipate emerging trends.

Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction. Text won the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.