The 69th Festival de Cannes coming up in May will be presided over by George Miller as jury president.

Miller will award the Palme d’or at the Festival, to be held May 11-22.

"What an unmitigated delight!", Miller said in a statement.

"To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet, to spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury – such an honor. I'll be there with bells on!"

Mad Max: Fury Road premiered out of competition at Cannes last year, to universal hosannas.