Film clips are an important tool for evoking emotional responses in the laboratory. When compared with other emotionally potent visual stimuli e. The main objective of the present study was to develop a new database of affective film clips without auditory content, based on a dimensional approach to emotional stimuli valence, arousal and dominance. The study had three different phases: 1 the pre-selection and editing of 52 film clips 2 the self-report rating of these film clips by a sample of participants and 3 psychophysiological assessment [skin conductance level SCL and the heart rate HR ] on 32 volunteers. Film clips from different categories were selected to elicit emotional states from different quadrants of affective space. The results also showed that sustained exposure to the affective film clips resulted in a pattern of a SCL increase and HR deceleration in high arousal conditions i.