Yanashita, chairman of the judging committee, noted that there was "a magnificent selection of movies about supporters." Of "Sons of Ben," he
wrote, "This foolish and deeply moving story begins with an idea: 'We’re football fans, but we don’t have a club." The film paints a picture of the Sons of Ben’s change from the
philosophically troubling “supporters without a club” to finally having a team to call their own. It could be said that there is no love purer than supporters who literally willed a club
Following the film festival, "Sons of Ben" was screened at a film festival in Bilbao, Spain, where former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley, whose Norwegian team Stabaek was training, took in the film.