A graphic symbol of the experience of documentary filmmaking is the concept behind "Out in the Open". These experiences form the stories that reflect the conditions of people under the Millenium Development Goals.
The stenciled graphic typography of the festival title evokes strength and refers to the insignia of the UN commonly found in the field.
The typography of the full version is traditional to represent the organizations and the filmmakers that form the vital link to the festival's roots.
Finally, the colors used are consistent with the standard colors of the United Nations to further reinforce and build the organization's brand.