Anthelme Vidaud was born in 1986 in France. He studied literature and cultural project management in Lyon and Grenoble. In 2008–09, Anthelme worked at the Embassy of France in Malaysia, where he has been organising French cinema festivals. In 2010–11 he worked as a communication manager at the Cinemathèque of Tangiers, Morocco. During the next two years, Vidaud was the audiovisual attaché at the French Institute in Kyiv. In 2014, he became part of the Odesa International Film Festival, first as a programme coordinator, and since 2015 as its programme director.