Brazilian filmmaker and journalist Oscar Maron Filho collapsed and died while attending the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa today. He was 56 years old.
Indian press reported that Filho suffered a heart attack while speaking to audiences in the open forum at the festival in Panjim, Goa. He was taken to the Goa Medical College and Hospital where he later died.
Filho was attending the festival with his documentary feature Mario Filho, The Creator Of Crowds, about the legendary sports chronicler, who wrote about Brazilian football. The film was screening in a special section about soccer in cinema.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1955, Filho was a director at Brazilian production companies Atlantida Cinematografica and Canal 100 Newsreel, where he made short films such as Bye Bye Romario, Pelé, O Papa Da Bola and Pelé E O Gol Mil.