Lualhati Bautista's venture as screenwriter produced several critically acclaimed works. Her first screenplay was
(Seasonal Sugarcane Workers), 1976, which exposed the plight of Filipino peasants. One of her best screenplays, also written during the same year was
Bulaklak ng City Jail
1986. Bautista also served as vice-president of the Screenwriters Guild of the Philippines and chair of the
Kapisanan ng mga Manunulat ng Nobelang Popular
. She was the only Filipino included in a book on foremost International Women Writers published in Japan in 1991.
Short fiction collections
Buwan, Buwan, Hulugan Mo Ako ng Sundang: Dalawang Dekada ng Maiikling Kuwento