Şerif Gören (born 1944 in Xanthi, Greece) is a Turkish film director. Aside from important films under his own signature, he is also the winner of the Palme d'Or ("Golden Palm") award in Cannes Film Festival in 1982 for the film Yol, which he had directed on behalf of Yılmaz Güney, who at the time was serving a prison sentence for the murder of Yumurtalık judge Safa Mutlu. Gören started his film career as an editor, and then continued as an assistant director. He directed his first film "Endişe" (The Anxiety) in 1974. He directed more than thirty films in a decade.