The concept of the icon is to show the role of the documentary film festival to provide access to many people that know global issues and are concerned about them. This is embodied by applying following details.
The sphere at the center of the icon has two meanings: the earth (this is also symbol of the UN) and an eye. To combine this with a series of rectangles (this means frames of the film and stories) enable the logo to represent the scene of arising issues from the fields and an eye of the witness to it.
Thus the logo works as a symbol of the festival and the content and values behind it.