The use of film in the development of emphatic skills was the main focus of this quasi-experimental research. Conducted in May 1999, among the 30 graduate student of West Visayas State University, the randomized one-group pretest-posttest design was used. Five informants supplied the qualitative data and the quantitative data were obtained through the use of four published standardized research instruments. Six films were viewed by the participants in a span of two weeks at three films per week. Means, standard deviations, percentages and the T-test for related samples set at .05 alpha level were the statistical tool were used. Study result revealed that several lesson in life learned by the participants after viewing films. These included the following: (a) to appreciate better what one has and what one has enjoying now, one must know the cost/price for attaining it; (b) in a broken home, it is always the kids who suffer the most; (c) weakness even limitations can be surmounted if one keeps on trying; (d) man is willing to undergo a lot of sacrifices in order to improve his lot in life;(e) the most important thing for children is for their parents to be together-- it creates a sense of wholeness and stability; (f) good always triumph over devil, that sacrifice pay off in the end;(g) each one is responsible for one's life -- it is the result of one's own making; (h) sometimes life is not fair but anyhow it is worth living;(i) life is beautiful and meaningful if one tries to live it to the fullest (j) just like in films, each person has a role to play in life. Quality films--wholesome and entertaining, comedy.drama, historical or period films, educational,documentary and true to life stories, and films with highly principled character--were among the choices of the participants. Films enhanced/improved the participants' emphatic skills through emulation, as eye openers,and through vicarious experiences; their pre-film and post-film exposure emphatic skills were average. Generally, positive increases/ improvements in the participants' emphatic skills were noted after exposure to films. The participants pre-film and post-film exposure emphatic skills differed significantly in favor of the post-film exposure emphatic skills.