Elvira’s Horror Hunt: Indianapolis
Found made its film festival debut on September 9th, 2012, at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis as part of Elvira’s Horror Hunt, a festival sponsored by HorrorHound Magazine and Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. Seven feature films and thirteen shorts competed and Found was unanimously voted best feature by the panel of judges, which included syndicated critic and MonsterVision host Joe Bob Briggs, actress Sybil Danning, actor Bill Moseley, and festival co-hosts Peaches Christ and Elvira herself, the Mistress of the Dark. Found also won awards for best director and best actor (Ethan Philbeck).
The grand prize package included a round-trip flight to Los Angeles for a red-carpet Hollywood premiere at the historic Vista Theatre and a screening at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.