In 2009, first Sydney Chinese Film Festival, renamed as International Chinese Film Festival later, was held as the largest Chinese film festival ever in Sydney. At that time, Sydney Chinese Film Festival got great support and focus from Sydney city government, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney, AusFilm and other communities. The aim of holding this film festival was to show the profound culture of China in a more direct and specific way. With showing Chinese films, people in Australia, or from other countries, would know more about China and Chinese culture. Meanwhile, as a world class and professional stage for Chinese films, Sydney Chinese Film Festival built a bridge which connects Chinese film and filmmakers with international market.