Frank Stauffacher (1917 - 24 July 1955, San Francisco, California) was an experimental filmmaker best known for directing the cinema series "Art in Cinema" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from 1946 to 1954. He was the cinematographer for Mother's Day (1948) and Adventures of Jimmy (1950), two films by James Broughton. His brother, Jack Stauffacher, is a well-known printer and typeface creator. On December 18, 2013, Notes on the Port of St. Francis was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry.
From November 1948 until his death at age 38 from a brain tumor, Stauffacher was married to artist Barbara Stauffacher Solomon.
- Sausalito (1948) impressionistic film of Sausalito, California
- Zigzag (1948) color film of neon signs
- Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951) with narration by Robert Louis Stevenson read by Vincent Price
- Frank Stauffacher, Art in Cinema (San Francisco: Society for Art in Cinema, 1947) first edition
- Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Memoir of North Beach, SF and Frank Stauffacher n Zyzzyva magazine