Oscar Maron Filho, filmmaker and journalist from Brazil was addressing the press during the IFFI when he suffered a fatal heart attack. The filmmaker had brought his film Mario Filho, the Creator of Crowds at the IFFI awards and was telling the press that the film was based on one of the greatest sports writers in Brazil - Mario Filho. Oscar suddenly collapsed on stage at the end of his speech. He was immediately pronounced dead.
Story first published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 11:55 [IST]