Frank Stiefel is an American filmmaker and photographer. His film Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject.
Stiefel was born to a Jewish family in New York and attended The City College of New York. Stiefel’s career in the television business began in the 1970s, when he was making commercials, among other things. In 1999 he was the executive producer of the documentary short film Two Weddings. He made his directorial debut in 2009 with the movie Ingelore, a short film about the Jewish Holocaust survivor Ingelore Herz Honigstein. The documentary, which he dedicated to his mother, tells the story of how his mother has survived being raped by two Nazis and managed to flee to the United States. This film was presented at film festivals and broadcast on the station HBO.