Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2.

Mel Gibson will join Simon Baker, Rebecca Gibney, Don McAlpine and Jocelyn Moorhouse as a judge at this Sunday's Tropfest.

“I’m really thrilled to be in Sydney, and to have been invited to judge Tropfest,” said Gibson.  

"I know what it’s like to be starting out in this industry, in Australia, and what a big difference a break can make to a career".

"Tropfest has been doing an incredible job over the last 23 years as a platform for young filmmakers, and I’m absolutely delighted to support the great work Tropfest is doing”.

Gibson is currently in Sydney doing post on Hacksaw Ridge, which shot at Bringelly and Fox Studios last year.

“This is an enormous honour”, John Polson said. 

“Mel is one of Australia’s most prolific and talented actors, as well as an Academy Award winning director. It doesn’t get better than this.  The 16 finalist filmmakers, as well as Australian audiences, are in for a huge treat”.

SBS2 will screen the festival from 9pm, and will stream from

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